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London is Open: Studying in the City

ChristChurch London |

With Freshers’ weeks getting underway, London is opening its doors to students from all over the world. For many people the city might be completely new, so we asked the Central Students connect group to tell us about their first...

A-Level Results Day

Andy Tuck |

I remember the moment I opened my A-level results. The nerves, the excitement, the expectation. The fear. My hopes and dreams seemed to be contained within one small white paper pocket. As I slowly opened the envelope I was opening...

Friendships & Vulnerability

Charlotte Watson |

What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you? Would you call the 200… 500… 1000 people you have on Facebook your friends? It seems that in this technology-obsessed world we have lost the meaning of friendship; true companionship. Last September,...

Coast to City to ChristChurch London

Charlotte Coldrick |

I never really thought I would live in London; I am a country girl. My hometown is Brighton and I used to look out of my bedroom window and see the sea. From the bright, colourful town to the bustling...

The Benefit of Societies

Anna Thompson |

In the first few weeks of university, like any good fresher I dutifully attended the Freshers Fayre and signed up to pretty much EVERYTHING. The next few weeks were spent trying to fit it all in, and the few weeks...

Put a spring in your step: student events

Andy Tuck |

The Spring Term always feels like the hinge of the academic year. It’s when the serious work is done and thoughts stretch forward towards exams and the Summer. So this term we’ve planned some student events that provide space to...

The Student Christmas Party

Esther Faulkner |

The clocks have gone back, the leaves have fallen and the evenings are getting darker, but there is a light amongst the seeming autumnal gloom. Christmas is coming! Ever since I can remember Christmas has been one of the highlights...

Escape to the Country: The Student Weekend Away

Elise Lamsdale |

Being a student in London is weird. It’s almost as though you’re half-in, half-out of the real world, with one foot in your university halls and one foot on the central line at rush hour surrounded by world-weary commuters. It’s...

A recent graduate’s thoughts: Enjoy it all, even the DLR

Bex Nazar |

When I came to university I remember thinking that this was a fresh start, where I can kiss goodbye to all the mistakes of my adolescence and become the person I wanted to be. I had an idea of who...

Explore London: A Guide for new Students

Andy Tuck |

Welcome to London for the new academic year! Whether you’re arriving in London as a new student, or returning for another year of study, we want to help you make the most of it. We reckon this is the best...

London Awaits

Andy Tuck |

I remember those last few weeks of summer holiday before heading off to university. They were weeks full of anticipation, expectation and uncertainty for all that the next three years had in store. More than anything, I just couldn’t wait...

Summer in the City

Andy Tuck |

To all you Students who will be staying in the city this summer: Whether you’ve got placements and deadlines keeping you in London, or if this is your home so you’re here all the time anyway, we’ve got something for...

Preparing for Graduation

Vicki Cavolina |

This time of year, if you’re part of London’s student population you are likely to be found hidden between the bookshelves of libraries or slumped over a cup of the student union’s cheap filter coffee. When battling with piled papers...

Fancy a Summer Holiday?

Andy Tuck |

Whether you’ve already made you’re holiday plans for the summer or you’re still scouting around for ideas, can I suggest one to you? Come to Momentum with ChristChurch London! About 40 of us went last summer, and it was an...

How To Avoid Stress Without Living In Denial: A Guide to Exams

Stephanie Relf |

Stress seems to be part of life. At University it reaches its peak around May/June, the loveliest months of the year, and you are stuck in the library. It’s depressing, I know. However, there is a way of approaching exams...

University: The Desert Years?!

Lydia Gascoigne |

As a girl born and bred in the seaside town of Blackpool, I’m not unfamiliar with sand. However the closest I have come to an actual desert would be the windy sand dunes of Lytham St Annes. This is no...

Student Meals: Finding a Home Away from Home

Andy Tuck |

One of the hardest things about being a student is living many miles, and often several hours’ travel, from home. Home is one of those things we all know to be innately precious. We may have different ideas about what...

Friendship, Fire and a Face Full of Haribo

Elise Lamsdale |

There is something oddly refreshing about packing up for the weekend and hanging out in the countryside. This year’s ChristChurch London Student Weekend Away was back at Carroty Wood in muddy Kent, and it was, quite literally, a breath of...

How to get Plugged into ChristChurch London

Cameron Myers |

If I could choose only one word to sum up ChristChurch London as a community, it would be the word ‘body’. It’s because I see my church not just as an organisation but as a living, breathing organism. One in...

I Survived First Year!

Anna Lyons |

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re a new student coming to university in London this year. I remember being in your shoes this time last year. And as someone who has survived first year, I’d love you give...

The Car Boot: Preparing to Come to Uni

Elise Lamsdale |

The strangest thing for me about preparing to come to university was the fact that my whole life could fit into the car boot. Well alright, not my whole life. I had to leave some important things behind: family, friends,...

How to make the most of your summer

Andy Tuck |

For those of you who live your lives according to the student calendar you will have noticed that the Summer Term has just finished. For the students amongst us this means that the stress of exams is now over and the...

Collaborate

John Archer |

Collaborate: (v) to work, one with another; cooperate, especially to produce or create something The definition is self-explanatory. And yet, I would argue, it is the most challenging part of the Everything Matters mandate. It is also the most vital,...

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