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Reflections on Gifts of Grace: Let’s GlasGOw

26 Mar 2018

It was 7pm, and Tom and I were slowly beginning to realise what on earth we’d let ourselves in for. 12hrs later, (yep, 7am!) and on about 2 hours sleep, we arrived in Glasgow for my first time north of the border! The lovely leaders of SCM Glasgow came to meet us, showed us around the city and...

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Rach's Diary - Crossing Rivers and Walking Along Canals

26 Mar 2018

March has sped past, as the months often do and it means I've been based at the University of Salford for a whole month now! I've got a brand new desk that is all set up and I'm sharing my office with Hilary, the Faith Centre Coordinator, and our office plant donated by one of the chaplains. I'...

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Exploring Gifts of Grace at SCM’s Annual Gathering 2018

14 Mar 2018

Students from across the country gathered at Wellington Church in Glasgow across the weekend of 9th – 11th March to explore themes of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation.

Twenty-five students made the journey to Glasgow, including hard-core students from SCM Southampton and SCM...

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Rach's Diary - Let's GlasGOw

14 Mar 2018

In my year and a half working for SCM I have now been to five events. Three regional and two national - two in the North West (Manchester and Lancaster), one in Leeds and two in Glasgow. We've had themes of the Bible, Vocation, Welcoming, Grace and Unity. Each time students have come together,...

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Rach's Diary - Just another month in the office

23 Feb 2018

I'm not really sure where February has disappeared to! Last time I wrote a diary blog it was the 1st of the month, and here we are now at the end of the month. While the diary blog might not have been so regular I have written two reflection blogs, one on the...

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'It looms over you': SCM responds to Conservatives' tuition fees announcement.

20 Feb 2018

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) welcomes the review into post-18 funding announced by Teresa May yesterday (Monday 19th February). However, members have expressed concern that the review does not go far enough and have called for a radical overhaul of the tuition fees and loans systems. The...

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Rach's Diary - Commuter: Ninja Level - Unlocked

1 Feb 2018

Since my last blog I've had three days in Birmingham which were packed with helping out with mailing week; putting initial ideas together about a new resource for schools and youth groups with Rob, our SCM Connect Project Worker; and having my monthly review meeting with Simon, SCM's National...

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Rach's Diary - Quiet January

15 Jan 2018

It was over 16 months ago when it was first mentioned I could keep a diary blog to let you all know what it is like being a regional worker for SCM. Most blogs have been packed full of interesting people and exciting train journeys and now some I use to reflect on what I've seen, heard, thought...

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Erica Garner: A Life Lost Too Soon

5 Jan 2018

Most of you won’t know Erica Garner, but perhaps you should. She was a shining example of someone who was committed to justice, truth and love in the face of overwhelming oppression. She passed away last Saturday from a heart attack and a subsequent coma at the age of 27 and the world is poorer...

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Reflecting on A Light for All

3 Jan 2018

I was nervous to attend A Light for All.  It feels strange to write that, but it is the truth.  I’ve spent much of the last four years completing a PhD in Religious Studies.  I began my PhD feeling optimistic about Christianity and its role in social justice.  I ended feeling jaded and cynical....

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