Christianity and the University Experience in Contemporary England. Dr Mathew Guest (Durham) Dr Sonya Sharma (Durham) Dr Kristin Aune (Derby) Professor Rob Warner (Chester). The Project in Brief. The project explores how students (aged 18-25) negotiate Christian identities at university
Dr Mathew Guest (Durham)
Dr Sonya Sharma (Durham)
Dr Kristin Aune (Derby)
Professor Rob Warner (Chester)
Freedom vs equality England
at Exeter University?
"The Evangelical Christian Union is the only society identified that has barriers to entry - both for membership of the society and to be on the committee of the society.
This is certainly not a debate regarding the beliefs of the society, it is one of equal opportunities."
(Exeter University Students Guild)
“Going to court is the last thing we want to do, but we really feel that our fundamental freedoms of belief, association and expression are being threatened here.”
(Ben Martin, Christian Union committee)
12 representative universities across England
Target: 3,000 randomly selected undergraduates per university.
(recognises popular media among young people)
University of Leeds
University of Derby
Method: One-to-one interviews with a sample of students in each university, exploring themes in more qualitative detail.