Big Prayer Meeting (BPM)
Mondays – 8am – Activities room, Building 42 (SUSU)
We believe in a God who hears and answers prayer, and who chooses to use us to share the good news and love of Jesus Christ. So it’s crucial that everything we do in SUCU is based in prayer – communicating with our Father in heaven.
Join us as we worship and pray together to start the week in the best way possible.
International Café (iCafé)
Mondays – 8-10pm – Us. Café, Building 42 (SUSU)
If you’re an international student, iCafé is a great opportunity to make new friends, both international and British. It’s a place where you can practice your English, have fun and discover what it means to know Jesus. There are also free drinks and cakes provided! If you are part of the CU please come along too; if you love Jesus, love chatting to people and love playing games then you will love helping at iCafé!
Each week there is a different theme. In the past we’ve had Karaoke Night, Pancake Night and Games on the Common, Hat-Making, Christmas meals and Easter Egg hunts!
And don’t worry about getting home – every night, including Mondays, Us. run a safety bus from 8pm onwards, which will take you to your front door (anywhere in Southampton) for only £1.50. Pick it up on the Us. concourse.
For more information, please take look at the Facebook group or email the International Team!
An organisation dedicated to linking international students from every country with local people and providing regular events and activities. Friends International is a Christian organisation, but works for students of any faith or none.
Tuesdays – 7.30pm – various locations (see below)
If you’re a fresher, or you’re living in halls, Hall Groups are for you! Whether you’d say you’re a Christian, or just curious, you’re welcome. Hall groups are a space to pray, worship, and discuss the Bible with your fellow hallmates in order to equip you to share the amazing news of Jesus. Host outreach events in your halls too – be as creative as you like!
If you’re a fresher living in a house, we’d recommend joining the hall group closest to you. The majority of private rented first years go to ALP (Archers Road/Liberty Point/Private Rented). If you’re not sure which halls are closest to you email Hall Group Team and they’ll help you out.
At SUCU we encourage first years to be involved in hall groups. Second years onwards we’d encourage to be involved in church small groups. If you’re not able to part of a hall group or a church small group we’d suggest you check out SotonNavs (see the Thursday section!)
If you have any questions about Hall Groups then email the relevant people below, find the Facebook page or contact the Hall Group Team at email@example.com
Hall Group Details
ALP (Archer's Road, Liberty Point, Private Rented)
|Matt Giddens||Antje Lodekke||Tim Feeney|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesdays @ Romero Common Room
Join the facebook group here: SUCU ALP Hall Group (Archer’s Road, Liberty Point, Private Rented)
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
|Chris Walker||Alice Johannessen|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesday @ South Hill Common Room
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Chamberlain Hall Group
Or email: email@example.com for more info
|James Tait||Naomi Shingler|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesday @ Connaught SCR
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Connaught Hall Group
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
|Jonny Rogers||James Lynch||Hannah Mitchell|
Meet 7.30pm Tuesday in the Round Room next to Glen Reception
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Glen Eyre Hall Group
Or email: email@example.com for more info
|Jenny Goon||George Acheson|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesdays @ Highfield JCR
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Highfield Hall Group
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
|Peter Last||Bethan Edge||Sophie Onn|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesdays @ Entrance to Mayflower Halls
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Mayflower Hall Group
Or email: email@example.com for more info
|Esther Lodge||Josh Large|
Meets 7.30pm Tuesdays @ Monte Reception
Join the facebook group here: SUCU Montefiore Hall Group
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Text a Toastie
Wednesdays – 9-11pm –
Big questions – we’ve all got them and uni’s a great place to ask them. We run Text a Toastie to help answer your questions about God, Christianity or the meaning of life. Along with a free toastie delivered straight to you… yep you heard right!
Please text us (07754355421) with the question you would like answered, your location and the flavour of toastie you would like. Choose any two fillings from cheese, tomato, ham and pineapple (plus a few special extras sometimes!). We’ll arrive ASAP with all of these things, completely FREE!
If you’re part of SUCU we’re are always looking for more team, whether to discuss answers to the questions, cycle/walk to houses with toasties in hand, walk around halls or to simply just pray for the night. Please check out the Facebook group for more information.
Keep telling your friends about this event. Get them to join the TEXT A TOASTIE Facebook Page with regular updates!
Thursdays – 7:30pm – 28 / 1019
A new course to find out more about who Jesus is.
Email email@example.com to find out more.
SotonNavs Bible Study
SotonNavs is part of The Navigators UK and has been working amongst students in Southampton since 1968. If you are a student in Southampton and would like to join one of the NAVS Bible study groups, do join them at 53 Harefield Road on a Thursday evening. They begin with a meal together at 18.30 followed by Bible study groups and prayer groups. For more information, find them on Facebook visit www.sotonnavs.org or email Steve and Debs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
7.00pm – Meets in the foyer of Building 32 (EEE)
An opportunity to meet together before Unite to pray for the evening ahead, and to be asking God to be at work through our time together, in both the worship and teaching.
7.30pm – Lecture theatre 1, Building 32 (EEE) or Avenue campus (during exam season)
Our main meeting: we come together to unite around the truth of the good news about Jesus. This is where we’re equipped and encouraged in our mission to campus. Prayer, worship, and hearing God’s word – the Bible – explained by a speaker, all play a part in this. We also have a short time of prayer beforehand (7ish) in the same place – join us for that if you like.
Everyone’s welcome, whether you say you follow Jesus or not, so please feel free to come; if you’re new you’ll see people in blue t-shirts at the entrance to EEE who’ll point you in the right direction.
In case you can’t make it, or you just want to listen again, the talks are recorded each week and the mp3 can be downloaded from the Media page.
11:30pm – Portswood Church
Inside Out is our outreach team, taking biscuits and being friendly faces at Southampton’s club scene. CU members meet at Portswood Church where there is a short Bible study and prayer, before setting up for the night. Some remain at the church and provide hot drinks, biscuits and toast for those heading back to homes and halls after a night out, and some head down to Bedford Place with armfuls of biscuits. We are there as a CU to show Christ’s love through actively serving the clubbing community, listening and talking to anyone we encounter, showing God’s love through our actions.
It would be great to see you there, head to our Facebook group to find out more information!