“The social Dilemma” – starting a conversation

May 2018. We were looking forward to a week in our favourite campsite near Rome. Our family holidays are a time to slow right down and simply enjoy being together. My husband was working in Rhodes the week before our holiday. So to save him travelling too much, we planned to meet at Rome airport.Continue reading ““The social Dilemma” – starting a conversation”

Refuge for Student Workers

This blog post is written by Helen Taylor. This is part of a series of blogs written for weary gospel workers, see here for previous blogs. September is a big month for a student worker – filled with trepidation at everything to be done before term starts, and buckets of excitement.   Showing new students it’sContinue reading “Refuge for Student Workers”

Motivation for the term ahead for the weary gospel worker part 2

This is part 2 of a series of blogs written by Sarah Dawkins, the first one is here. In part one we reflected on 6 months of lockdown. I wonder how that made you feel. Maybe just a little helpless? That’s how I feel at the start of a new academic year. I write fromContinue reading “Motivation for the term ahead for the weary gospel worker part 2”

Motivation for the term ahead for the weary gospel worker

After a summer of recovery and recuperation I was hoping I’d feel better for the start of term. The start has been slow, with many ups and downs and I’ve come to realise that among many things my surge capacity is depleted. I found this article by Tara Haelle incredibly helpful in helping me understandContinue reading “Motivation for the term ahead for the weary gospel worker”

Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown

This blog is in a series on the future of student work. Mark Ellis Director of Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) has written this guest blog. Jesus didn’t step into a normal world. He stepped into this world. He was born during days of upheaval. He grew up in days when ‘give us this day ourContinue reading “Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown”

The future of student work

Over night, due to the pandemic, 1.6 billion students across the world were temporarily out of education in March. To add to this disaster the HE sector in the UK spends less than 3% on digital infrastructure (this is far behind many other sectors). What impact has this had on the future of the University?Continue reading “The future of student work”

Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control

Face to face with fragility This guest blog post is by Mike Hood. This is part 1 of a 2 part blog. I once heard someone describe the experience of surfing and getting sucked under a massive wave. He said you’re curled up in a ball, being tumbled over and over and over, with noContinue reading “Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control”