Students

What we do:-

Our Circuit student work exists to offer a warm welcome to students studying in and around Brighton & Hove.  If you’re studying at a university in the City of Brighton and Hove – that’s the University of Brighton (UoB) or the University of Sussex (US), or if you're a language student or an apprentice, any kind of student - we would love to get to know you and help out in whatever way we can to make your time here even more enjoyable and worthwhile.  We welcome and support everyone – of any faith or none.

The Methodist presence at the University of Sussex is the Revd Dan Woodhouse (where we are called Chaplains) and at the University of Brighton (where we are known as Faith & Spirituality Advisers) it is the Revd Cynthia Park who is also our Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser.  The student worker at both is me, Sue Harrington.  We offer all sorts of events and opportunities throughout the year at both universities and at other places!

The Chaplaincy 'hub' at Sussex is The Meeting House - circular 'spaceship' of a building near Falmer House and Bar. At Brighton the Faith & Spirituality Team are currently housed in  Room 17 in Manor House - house in the 'park' near Cockcroft building, but be in touch first, as we are not always in the room - we could well be at a drop-in on campus!

The Rev Cynthia PArk, Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser, UoB                    The Rev Dan Woodhouse, Methodist Chaplain University of Sussex 


 

 

 

 

 

Above:  The Revd Cynthia Park, Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser, University of Brighton;  The Revd Dan Woodhouse, Methodist Chaplain, University of Sussex;  Sue Harrington, Student Worker Lay Chaplain US, Faith & Spirituality Adviser UoB.

Christmas

We are pleased to present the annual Christmas Carol service jointly between the University of Sussex and University of Brighton. For the second year available online - via YouTube and goes live at 6 pm on Wednesday, 8th December. Link will be posted as soon as we receive it.

Drop-Ins

We're pleased to say that COVID restrictions are being lifted and we are now starting Drop-Ins on campus, but we also offer access to online Drop-In  where we can via Teams. You can still contact us tthrough Facebook, Instagram and websites.  We offer the drop-ins under strict COVID aware guidance.

We currently offer opportunities to meet online - just be in touch, alternatively come and say hello at our regular online Drop-In

Fridays 12.30-13.30 (UoB) "Crafty Drop-In" on Teams (Teams code 38qc5lr) 

you are invited to bring any craft you might be working on. If it's not convenient or you'd rather just sit and chat that's fine too - maybe bring your lunch or your beverage of choice and relax.

 

On campus we offer:

Tuesdays Dan will be at Sussex University Falmer Bar from 11 am to 2 pm. Chance for a chat and a cuppa  - if he's not there for any reason, try the Meeting House.                                                                     

At UoB on  Tuesday 14 December we have a drop-in session between 12 and 2 pm at the Book & Bean cafe, Cockcroft building on the Moulsecoomb campus, offering mince pies as a Christmassy treat. Photo:Creative Commons - christmasstockimages.com

Sue is at Sussex University Meeting House on Thursday mornings 10 am - 2 pm.  On one Thursday of each month we are pleased to provide a pop-up food event when we will be offering something yummy for free... it might be anything from hot chocolate and biscuits to jacket potatoes or a pasta dish.  Join the Sussex Chaplaincy facebook group for updates then pop in and see what's cooking, from about 10.30 (usually) until it's gone!  Also on a Thursday morning, at 11.00, there's Theology Cafe: a discussion group on a theme which often set from the previous meeting, usually around faith or ethics. Theology Cafe is currently online. Be in touch if you'd like to join the conversation.

On Fridays in term-time Sue will be at Brighton University’s Grand Parade campus Coffee Bar from 12 noon to 2 pm.  Offering time out for a chat and a cuppa plus regular ‘events’ such as a draw for a £10 grocery voucher (scroll on down!) Join the UoB Faith & Spirituality Facebook group for updates and to find out what's on when.

Next Grocery Voucher Draw:  Fri 14 January 2022 (COVID guidance permitting!)

Every month in term time (Brighton Uni’s Grand Parade campus) we offer the opportunity to win a £10 supermarket voucher.

If you’d like to be in the draw, just be at Brighton University’s Grand Parade Coffee Bar - on the first Friday (usually) of the month in term-time(!) between 12 noon and 2 pm and follow the instructions you’ll find on the tables. Winner will be posted here!

Due to COVID restrictitions we have been unable to offer our draw, we hope to start again in the new year, but we'll post it to the UoB Faith & Spirituality Facebook group if guidance changes.

 

Student Christian Movement:-

Dorset Gardens is an SCM Link Church Be in touch if you're a student and you'd like to help set up or be part of a SCM group locally (Sussex or Brighton Uni). Contact details at the bottom of this page.

 

Keep in touch:-

To find out more or to be in touch there are several ways:-

Email us here:  studentcircuit@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter, join the Student Circuit Facebook group or the Sussex Chaplaincy Facebook group and the Brighton Faith & Spirituality Facebook group

Or follow on Instagram

By direct email or phone:-
Sue, via Student Circuit email address above or text/call 07943 401608