|Student life in London|
Welcome to the City
1 city, 42 Universities and nearly half a million students! London is a fantastic place to spend your student years. Whether it's visiting Parliament in Westminster, a stroll along the South Bank or a curry down the infamous Brick Lane in Whitechapel, London gives you the world in one city and opportunities to discover so much whether you're studying for just one year or more! If you're a student moving into the capital for the first time or you know someone else who is about to move in then please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions about college life in the city, settling into the capital for the first time and churches and Christian groups in your location. We'd love to help you get settled into London and make your time studying here a really blessed and God filled experience!
'fresh': the book
A great book to check out at if you are starting University for the first time this September! Krish Kandiah (now with Evangelical Alliance) has been there and done the whole college experience and shares his thoughts on how to best prepare for what is sure to be a fantastic new stage in your life. Looking at the subjects of faith, relationships, evangelism, studies and holiness each chapter is designed to take you through a week of short bible studies equipping you to be a disciple for Jesus on campus! www.freshspace.org.
Useful LinksWe are truly blessed in London to have a whole host of great organisations working to disciple the student community. Below are just a few of the great resources and ministries there to support you during your time as a student:
Moving to University for the first time can be both exciting and a little daunting! But take it from people who have been there and done it before you won't regret taking on this new challenge in life and your time at Uni will present amazing opportunities to discover so much more about yourself, others and the world around you.
But remember above everything else
Be Yourself: Yes we're all unique and different and there is no greater time to discover that that during your time at university! But most important be yourself and know that the person God has made you is something to be praising him for!
Find a good church: There are many great churches in London where you can grow in your faith during your time at University and that will be there as both a support to you and also offering you a chance to serve. Find a place you know will give you the community centred on the truth of Jesus that the church is called to be. If you want to know churches in just send us an email.
Make contact with your campus Christian Union: Look out for your CU around and about at freshers fayre and during your first few weeks on Campus. CU's are a fantastic way to build quality friendships with other Christian students and be given the opportunity to be salt and light for the Gospel on campus. To find your CU visit your Union societies page, check out www.uccf.org.uk or email us and we'll point you in the right direction!
Pray and rely on God for strength: A new start at Uni provides a great opportunity to take on new challenges and who better to tackle these challenges with than the God of the universe! If you're looking for inspiration just take a look at the book of Daniel and see how as a student and young man in a strange new city God was able to use Daniel for great things in the purposes of His plan!
& of course most importantly don't forget your can opener.. failing that head to Brick Lane for a great choice of curry houses!
Pete James: Student Worker - The King's Cross Baptist Church/LBA
|Last Updated on Friday, 11 June 2010 14:09|