Leiden, Netherlands

(March 2017) Michael Ots writes: Leiden is one of the Netherlands’ most strategic university cities; holding much historical importance and academic status. As you cycle around the city it is not long before you realise that a large proportion of the city is made up of students – an academic hub comparable to Durham University.…

Wageningen, Netherlands

(March 2017) Frederike Bleijenburg reports: Wageningen (27-29 March, 1st edition) The Passionweek in Wageningen happened at the 27th, 28th and 29th of March, located at the campus and in the city-centre of Wageningen. Jan de Haan spoke all 6 lunches and evenings on topics related to the theme ‘A purpose in life?’. First day, first…

Groningen, Netherlands

(March 2017) Frederik Boersema reports: Passionweek, Groningen (20-23 March, 4th edition) Context: In march we had the 4th edition of the Passionweek in Groningen. Groningen is a big student city in the upper north of the Netherlands. 20% of the inhabitants is student. And we got a total of 55.000 students. 10% of them are…

Leiden, Netherlands

(March 2017) Lisa Paasse reports: Passionweek, Leiden (20-23 March, 2nd edition) We had a great week: we’ve met a lot of students and had great conversations about God and the christian faith. During the afternoons we used questionnaires to get in touch with students at the faculties. Pretty much students wanted to have a follow-up…

Canterbury, UK

(March 2017) Michael Ots reports: The ‘Story’ theme for Canterbury’s city-wide university mission week originated with Durham CU’s very successful mission of the same name, last year.  That superbly-organised mission week has raised the bar of expectation and effort for many university mission weeks across the country.  Rather than doing the bare minimum to run…

Warwick, UK

(February 2017) Michael Ots reports: This was my first mission week at Warwick University, though not my first time to the place… my first ever experience of campus life was visiting the university as a 13 year old boy, when my older brother was an undergraduate there! Little did I know at the time what…

London, UK

(January 2017) Michael Ots reports: Each year many of the central London CU’s hold events in the same week as part of a city-wide mission.  As a team we were working in particular with the UCL CU; it was nice to come back to London as I had spoken at UCL during the first two city-wide…