Welcome to the Christian Student Guide! A blog for students, by students, on the ups and downs of being a Christian at university.

Pocketing the Pennies

Starting university is an exciting time, but it’s also a very expensive one! Here's a few suggestions that can help you stay on top of your finances and save you from the debt monster. Add your tips in the comments!

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Mental Health and University

A recent study showed that university mental health services are seeing a 50% increase in demand. One student shares her story of dealing with mental illness at university.

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Rustic Bread Recipe

Bread. Perfect for sandwiches, as an accompaniment to soup, and as a late night snack toasted and covered with cheese. Here's a simple bread recipe that makes a small loaf, a batch of 8 rolls or a great pizza dough.

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Life to the Full

How do we get the most out of life? God calls us to live life in all its fullness. Being a student is a great time to really respond deeply to this call. But before you launch yourself into 100...

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A Theology of Worship at University

What does it mean to worship as a student, moving away from home and starting a new learning journey? Alex Clare-Young shares his six thoughts about the theology of worship.

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Kirsty’s Story

Kirsty shares the story of how her involvement in student Christian groups on campus helped to deepen her faith and how her time at university helped her to discern her vocation.

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Is Uni Really For Me?

Reconsidering your choice to go to university? You are not alone. Over ¼ of freshers in the academic year 2015/16 considered leaving at some point during their first semester. Joshua Allerton considers the options.

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Moral Adventure vs Spontaneous Obedience

Bonhoeffer writes that “Faith is only real when there is obedience, never without it, and faith only becomes faith in the act of obedience”. For Bonhoeffer, faith and obedience are inextricably intertwined. When Jesus first calls his disciples he doesn’t...

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Pasta Sauce Recipe

This simple tomato and basil pasta sauce can be adapted to make a delicious bolognaise or a fiery chilli with the addition of a few extra ingredients.

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Ellie’s Story

Ellie was unfortunately the victim of a serious crime in her first year at uni and was unable to continue her studies. She shares her story of how she went on to gain a First class honours degree at the...

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Freshers’ Week: Tips and Stories

Your first week at university will be a whirlwind of activity – there are people to meet, places to find your way around, and new experiences to be had. It’s totally normal to be nervous! We asked some students to...

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It’s All About ‘We’: The Communal Gospel

The gospel of Jesus is a communal gospel- a wonderful message of hope and transformation, not only for persons, but for people. You have now not only a divine relationship with God, but a divine relationship with your brothers and...

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