Lydia Caveney is now in her third year of uni at LSE. She writes about being involved in the Christian Union and running an ‘Events Week’ …
Our focus is to give everyone at LSE a chance to listen and respond to the amazing news of the gospel. LSE can be a stressful and intense place, with everyone focused on exams and internships and grad schemes. We want to bring Jesus’ love and light into the campus – so we put on a week of talks devoted to telling people the gospel.
In the run up, we had an acoustic night, where members of the CU played worship and pop songs, and shared their testimonies.
In the week itself we had a coffee stall every morning, giving out flyers. At lunchtime we gave out free lunches and had a talk that engaged with a relevant topic and then the gospel - such as “Is there more to life than a LinkedIn lifestyle?” The room was overflowing each day!
In the evenings we joined with other CUs across London at All Souls Langham Place for more food and a talk on the topic of being “found”.
I’m Prayer Sec for the CU, so I organised and led the prayer breakfasts every morning (very early for a student!!!) During the day, I helped out as needed, chatting to people at the talks.
After the events week, we had an Alpha-like follow-up course. My overall highlight was seeing the younger CU members, getting stuck in and serving and loving people - that was so inspiring, and makes me so excited to see how the CU grows next year once I’ve graduated!
Lydia (Left) with friends
"Uni can be a stressful and intense place. We want to bring Jesus’ love and light into the campus."