Due to changing Government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the CU can't run as we usually would in Term 1.
This page contains up-to-date information about what's happening this term, and how you can get involved!
Impact groups will be the focal point of your social interaction with the CU this term. In groups of 5-8 people, from a range of years, you’ll get the chance to meet up (in person or online, depending on Government guidelines) to chat, pray, encourage each other, and study the Bible together. They’ll meet whatever day works for you!
This won’t replace our usual weekly Equip meeting (see below), but it will be your best chance to get to know people from the CU in a safe environment. Sign up to be a part of an Impact Group below!
Equip is our main weekly meeting where we gather as a whole CU to be encouraged and equipped to share the gospel on campus. This year, we’ll be live streaming our meeting for you to watch in your impact groups, whether in-person or online. Speakers from local churches will explain a passage of the Bible to us, we’ll record songs for you to listen to and you’ll have time to pray with each other to encourage you to speak for Jesus on campus.
We’ll publish all the details on our Facebook page, and the videos will be posted on our YouTube Channel.
Equip will run every week in term 1, apart from week 5.
Without God, anything we do as a CU is pointless. Prayer meetings are a time we can come together to acknowledge this dependence on Him, to gather in unity and listen to and talk to our amazing Father in heaven – what a privilege!
We’re choosing to be flexible this year. If prayer meetings can happen physically then they will, but to start with we will hold them online.
Our Facebook members group (here) will have all the latest details about prayer meeting places and times, and we’ll update the chart on here as information changes. You can also view the upcoming meetings in our CU Calendar.
Hot Choc’s sole purpose is to show God’s love to people on campus in the form of hospitality. Whilst it’s great to share the gospel verbally, we also want to live out the gospel with our actions so our peers can experience what God has given to us. So, it isn’t explicitly evangelistic, but we do get many questions about the gospel. We aim to serve people outside of the CU because nobody is excluded from the love of God – we really want other students of Warwick to see and embrace that.
Since gatherings might not be happening for a while, we probably won’t be doing Hot Choc during term 1.
iExplore is a friendly environment for you to explore Christianity for yourself and be part of a Christian community regardless of faith or cultural background.
We meet, chat together and learn about what Christians believe. Whether you know nothing about Christianity or loads about it, come along! We’d normally share a meal together, and we hope to get back to doing that soon, but for now we’ll be meeting online, hopefully transitioning to physical meetings.
The All Nations Bible Study is a community of believers, both from the UK and from other countries, who desire to delve deeper into God’s Word.
We commit to studying certain books of the Bible, typically over a term. Our study material every week can comprise a series of chapters, or just a few verses. We seek to draw out God’s truths from the Word, to spur one another on to apply these truths in our daily lives, and to pray together. Whether you’ve been a Christian your whole life, or whether you just want to learn more, come join us! We’ll probably be meeting online for some of term 1.
Are you coming to Warwick in September? We can’t wait to meet you!
We have lots going on in Freshers’ Week and before that to welcome you to Warwick and the CU and to help you find a local church.
Freshers Facebook Group
If you’d like to stay informed about all the CU is doing for freshers this term, feel free to join our Facebook group just for you! We’ll keep it updated with information about events and Zoom calls, so you won’t miss a thing.
A Freshlink is an older member of CU, usually on a similar course to yours, who you can meet up with on a regular basis to grab a coffee, chat, study the Bible and encourage one another in living and speaking for Jesus! They’ll be able to get in contact with you before you even start at Warwick and can answer any questions you have about the Christian Union or Warwick student life! Sign up is open now!
“Without having my freshlink, my whole CU and university experience wouldn’t have been nearly as good: they really help you get involved and you make a great friend early on. I would highly recommend.”
During Welcome Week we put on a whole range of events specifically for newcomers to the university. To view more information about these events, visit the CU Calendar.
Apologies for not giving you guys much room on the website! You are very welcome to join us in everything we do but we’d also like to let you know about the Christian Postgraduate and Staff Network Warwick (CPS). We are good friends and seek to support each other in what we do – you’ll notice we share a prayer meeting. You might like to check their website out and consider joining them.