Student Life

Refreshing Commitments: Studying

10 Jan 2019

I don’t know how you feel about getting back into studying after the holidays, but for me, at times, it can be hard. The first few days of attempting to get back into any form of routine are difficult, and it seems to take an age to get anywhere with anything vaguely related to work. Here are...

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Advent Waiting: Carpe Deum

6 Dec 2018

Advent is Christmas season in the world outside. Lights are appearing in the streets and houses outside, Santa’s hired some new staff for his mailroom and the debates over who is hosting have a new sense of urgency. Our secular Christmases do not so much start on the 25th December as they end....

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How (Not) To Prepare For a Year Abroad

26 Sep 2018

I’m naturally super anxious, so having everything prepared puts me (at least a little bit) ease. I’m moving to France in a week and the topic of preparation has come up a lot recently. Quite a few friends have already moved abroad for the year, so my time seems to be coming round very quickly! I...

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Embracing the Unexpected: Finding Community at University

21 Aug 2018
If you’re off to university in September (congratulations!), you might have heard something like this from several lovely and very well meaning youth leaders, ministers, vicars or parents: ‘When you get to uni, make sure you get involved with other Christians on campus and find a good lively...
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Preparing For University

9 Aug 2018

‘Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house.’

- Proverbs 24:27

Good preparation for university will lay a solid foundation to build up your proverbial house, filling it with knowledge and...

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Supporting Stressed Students

24 Apr 2018

You may be realising that numbers have started dropping off for events and meetings, students are less willing to talk to you and some have fallen off the face of the earth entirely. You’ve also probably realised that this is because exams and deadlines are fast approaching; undoubtedly the...

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Overcoming The Fear of Failure

24 Apr 2018

I sacrificed a lot to follow my dreams and move up to Leeds to study an MA in Theology, including the opportunity to undertake a doctorial level research program in Political Economy in Oxford and live, rent-free, with my girlfriend and her Mum. Instead, we would be moving up to a new city to...

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5 Ways To Deal With Stress

10 Apr 2018

#1 Get headspace.

This is always a good first step; go for a walk and get away from the desk! Try and put your mind on something else. Taking that quick breather rather than staying stuck in a rut with the stress is going to be an important step in regaining control of the situation....

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De-stressing On A Time Budget

10 Apr 2018

If you have 5 minutes you could...

Meditate. Practicing meditation regularly has been shown to be an effective way to relieve stress. A body scan mindfulness meditation grounds us by bringing attention to our bodies and how they feel in that moment, and helps us get out...

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Signs of Stress

10 Apr 2018

It will come as no surprise to many at uni that stress is on the rise amongst students, and it only seems to be getting worse. To acknowledge Stress Awareness Month, we’ve put together this blog with some pointers to help you recognise the signs of stress.

There are four key markers to...

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