All blog posts in the 'Freshers' category
Simone Ramacci from Progressive Christians Essex shares some practical advice for new international students.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Coming to uni and want to get stuck straight into campaigning and volunteering? Christian Aid’s Chris Mead shares his top tips.Read more
Justice is worth carping on about. Not because it will make people feel better about themselves, but because God loves it.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more