Students

The harmonising threadThe Jesuits have served the Oxford University chaplaincy since 2007. But the chaplaincy was established  as early as 1895 when the Catholic hierarchy first allowed Catholic students to attend Oxford.  Their caution had been caused by the danger of exposing young Catholics to such a strongly Protestant environment, hence the urgency of setting up:“a universities Catholic Education Board to institute and supervise safeguards for the faith of the Roman...
Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (MUSCC) is a veritable hub of volunteers who offer up their time to improve the lives of others.Here, students from Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music are served by the Jesuits at MUSCC. Manchester students are not content simply to be on the receiving end of things; they are eager to give something back to the local community.This eagerness has resulted in a thriving St Vincent de...
students from Heythrop College
The results of the National Student Survey (NSS) for 2015 which were published recently show that overall satisfaction for those studying at Heythrop College has risen six percentage points on last year and stands at 90%.The annual survey asks students a range of questions and, in particular, to rate their satisfaction with the overall quality of their course. Results are then used to compare the performance of all institutions offering higher education programmes across the country.The...
Every morning in Manchester, the 1833 Saint Vincent de Paul Society, or the SVP, runs a breakfast club in a local school. The SVP is a longstanding charitable arm of the Catholic Chaplaincy on Oxford Road. Their outreach work with the homeless of Manchester was, in fact, the catalyst for starting the first student-led foodbank in the country.“Just over a year ago, we had a discussion about the work that we do within the SVP,” says Jenny Hodge, President of the 1833 SVP Society. “We talked about...
The Catholic Chaplaincy to Manchester's Universities (MUSCC) will be providing a Christmas Dinner on Thursday 25 December for those international students who are staying in Manchester over the Christmas period. A donation of £10 will secure them a place, and in return the Jesuits and their co-workers are laying on a full turkey dinner with plenty of refreshments and festive spirit!The Manchester Central Foodbank, the only student-run Foodbank in the country, is operating as usual...
Students at Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy have raised more than £400 for charity by taking on one of TV's keenest brains. They were taking part in a quiz night against Anne Hegerty - known as 'The Governess' on the ITV show The Chase - and won.As a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Anne was familiar with the charitable initiatives of the students at the Jesuit-led chaplaincy and said she was delighted to accept their invitation to take part in the quiz...
Most Jesuit schools in Britain reopen this week after the summer break. And for those whose secondary education has ended, the world of work or further studies beckons.2014 school leavers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow are heading for a wide selection of Scottish universities, with their subjects ranging from psychology and maths/economics at St Andrew's to pharmacology and law at Strathclyde. Other students will be studying medicine at Dundee, Music Technology at the West of Scotland...
The novellist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (the man behind the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony) will be running a film writer’s workshop this evening at the Jesuit-led Catholic Chaplaincy of Manchester Universities. The Chaplaincy is collaborating with the Insight Film Festival to create the North of England Student Film Award 2014 for full-time students in Northern England. Successful entrants will be invited to Hollywood for a six week internship with Loyola Productions –...
I was a first year undergraduate at Manchester University studying Chemistry.  It was the wrong course and I was deeply unhappy.  A friend suggested I spend a couple of days at Loyola Hall Jesuit Spirituality Centre praying about what to do.   A wise spiritual director avoided counselling me and instead sent me off to pray with Isaiah 43:1-5: “If you walk through fire you will not be burned . . . you are precious in my eyes, you are honoured and I love you”....
The Jesuits I first encountered in books worked in seemingly neglected fields of the Church’s life.  From the twentieth century, they were the French Jesuit palaeontologist, Teilhard de Chardin who also reflected on how his scientific understanding was woven into his faith and his experience of God; Cardinal  Augustin Bea helped Pope John XXIII develop the Church’s ecumenical dialogue to renew our friendship with Christians separated from the Catholic Church; Rutilio Grande, ...

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