Student Life

PRESS RELEASE: NEW RESOURCE LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT STUDENTS’ MENTAL WELLBEING

14 Jun 2019

The Student Christian Movement has today launched Well Beings, a practical guide to good mental health for students. Produced in partnership with Space to Breathe, the resource is a response to a recent survey of students that showed over 90% of students have had mental health problems...

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What we're looking forward to at Greenbelt 2019: Wit and Wisdom

29 Mar 2019
Greenbelt have recently released their first festival line up announcement for Wit and Wisdom, and we're really excited about who will be there! Members of General Council and the staff team have picked out their must-see speakers and music acts:...
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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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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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The Fear of Missing Out

7 Dec 2017

The ‘fear of missing out’ is an epidemic that is stressing out us Millennials. We have a constant view to the world through the window known as Social Media, where we spend a fair amount of time refreshing the same pages looking at the highlights of other people’s lives, and wondering why we’re...

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Top Tips For Freshers: part 2

7 Aug 2017

Join societies

At nearly every uni there are a vast number of societies (and sports clubs too if you’re not, like me, allergic to sport.) These meet regularly and cater for all sorts of interests from real ale to politics. They’re a great way to meet like-minded people...

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Top Tips For Freshers: part 1

1 Aug 2017

Starting university is nerve-wracking for most people, to one degree or another. For this reason, we've asked SCM members to write down their most helpful tips to prepare students-to-be for the new acaemic year and try to relieve some of that tension! Here is the first installment of advice, ...

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