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Rach's Diary - Perks of the job

21 May 2018

Now don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy my job. But, I do work hard and there aren't that many perks, unless you count seeing the beautiful North West of England out of a train window! So when I was given the opportunity to spend a week in sunny Sicily with WSCF Europe I did not say no. My...

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SCM at Big Church Day Out

17 May 2018
If you’re not familiar with the Big Church Day Out here is a bit of a break down; it’s the UK’s largest annual gathering of the wider church that creates a space for all denominations and ages to gather each year for two days of worship and celebration. Whack in a few tents and a couple of...
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Five Days in Palermo: Uniting with SCMs across Europe.

14 May 2018

Last week, Rach and I embarked on a trip to Palermo, the capital city of the island of Sicily. Not for a holiday, but to attend a meeting of European SCMs organised by the World Student Christian Federation (Europe), which was providing training on how to recognise and combat hate speech,...

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Rach's Diary - Both Sides of the River

3 May 2018

As is often the case in my role, each week has a different feel. Last week I got to spend more time with people and this week more time with my computer. Last week was mostly in Manchester and this week mostly in Salford. It's not that I've not seen people this week or only sat at my desk last...

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WSCF calls for Peace in Gaza and denounces the action of the Israeli Government

24 Apr 2018

This week, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), the global body of which SCM Britain is a member, released a statement regarding the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip and denouncing the recent deadly actions of the Israeli Government. The statement reads:

The World...

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Rach's Diary - Easter time

19 Apr 2018

The season of Easter is a strange time in the SCM office. Students are stressed, Church Leaders shattered and Chaplains are making the most of a well earned break and none of them want to talk to us. I too have had some time off to spend with my family and helping out at my local holiday club...

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Easter Story Not Set In Stone, Say Christian Students

28 Mar 2018

Easter Story “Not Set in Stone”, Say Christian Students

Student group poll on the Easter story shows mixed interpretations of the Resurrection as Easter Day coincides with April Fools’.


For the first time in over 60 years, Easter Sunday...

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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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