All blog posts in the 'Freshers' category

How to survive uni as an international student

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 21/09/2015 - 14:44

Simone Ramacci from Progressive Christians Essex shares some practical advice for new international students.

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Life at University: Questions, Doubts and Friendships

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 07/09/2015 - 10:32

From making friends to questioning the nature of your faith, university life can be full of challenges. Ruth Hindmarsh, a graduate from the University of Sheffield and co-chair of the SCM group there, shares her own challenge wrestling with doubt.

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Connecting the Spheres: Life as a Christian International Student

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:56

International students cross borders, cultures and boundaries to go to university. Taylor Driggers, an international student who graduated this year, reflects on his experience as a Christian studying abroad.

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Being an Authentic Christian at uni

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 17:29

Its tempting to pretend to be someone you're not simply to fit in, especially at university. Abi Nicholls, a student at Birmingham, says authenticity was the key in her first year of uni as a Christian.

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Out of the comfort zone

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 03/09/2014 - 14:19

We ask Duncan Logie, a theology student at the University of Glasgow, to share his thoughts on his first year at university and what Christians should look out for.

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A Beginner's Guide to Campaigning - Top Tips

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 13:00

Coming to uni and want to get stuck straight into campaigning and volunteering? Christian Aid’s Chris Mead shares his top tips.

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Faith and Justice: A Reading List

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:42

Justice is worth carping on about. Not because it will make people feel better about themselves, but because God loves it.

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Life at uni as a Christian student

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:06

Students share their perspectives on what it’s like being a Christian student; from uncertain first weeks, to realising some hard truths and finding community again.

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SCM's Top 10 Tips for Freshers

Submitted by Ellis on Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:38

You might be reading this thinking you’ve got it all under control. University is just around the corner and you are fully prepared. Total focus.

In an alternate universe, you’re in a blind panic. Unsure about how you’ll cope with new environments and responsibilities, the alarm bells are ringing.

What’s your priority? Church or study? Social life or study? Sleep or study?

We’ve asked students for their top tips so you can navigate those first few weeks of uni and make the rest of your time there a blast.

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8 Ways to Survive University as a Christian

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 25/03/2014 - 16:36

As Christians, how do we navigate through life at uni whilst growing in our faith? Liam Williams, a third year drama student, gives his top tips on surviving and thriving at uni as a Catholic.

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