Engaging with students

SCM Connect Service Launched

scm logoThe Student Christian Movement is excited to announce the launch of SCM Connect – a new online directory where students going to university can search for, and connect to, churches and student groups in their university, city or town. Churches can sign up to become ‘link churches’, which will automatically list their contact details in the directory. Visit www.movement.org.uk/scmconnect to access the platform.  SCM Connect business cards are available to distribute to young people, with a scannable QR code that will direct people to the platform via mobile devices such as phones or tablets. You can order these by contacting the office via email

 Free Freshers' Packs and 'Going to Uni' Guides

SCM are offering free fresher’s packs, which include a copy of SCM’s new ‘Going to Uni’ guide, a 42-page booklet covering all the essentials to make the most of university life, from deepening faith and finding a church, to dealing with student culture and finances.  Fresher’s packs can be ordered by registering via SCM Connect www.movement.org.uk/scmconnect, or you can email the office on if you'd like to order copies of the 'Going to Uni' guide for your church or youth group.

Effective Student Work training, 8-9 September, Birmingham

SCM's two day Effective Student Work training course for church or chaplaincy based student workers will take place in Birmingham on 8-9 September. Link churches receive a £25 discount, and training will cover student engagement, social media and marketing, and interfaith work, among other topics. More information and a booking form can be found on the SCM website.