My fourth week at UCCF brought me to face some different challenges, as my supervisor was on holiday. He had given me good guidance as to what I needed to achieve in the last week before finishing, so I was reasonably confident that I would be able to finish my work on my project well and hand over all of the information that I needed to in anticipation of my departure.
However, in doing this, I encountered a slight complication as I discovered that one of the people working on the project was due to go on holiday over an important date.
I’ve just finished week 3 of my time at UCCF: The Christian Unions. The time has gone really quickly, but I felt like I’ve been able to accomplish a lot. Most of my input into the project has been completed now, the initial writings stages are well under way, and some testing has already been commissioned. However, not everything went exactly as per the original plan (as is the nature of project management). Whilst we originally expected all of the content to be ready and sent to print within the 4 weeks I was working there, that has turned out to be wildly wrong, and the plan is now to send it to print in November!
UCCF: The Christian Unions is a charity which has a relatively straightforward aim, giving every student in Great Britain an opportunity to hear about who Jesus is, and the message that he shared. The main way that they do that is by working with Christian Unions in Universities around the country; groups of students who share this aim and work on their campuses to try and make it happen.
‘Uncover’, the book my project is based on. If you’re interested, see more at Uncover.org.uk
UCCF does lots of different things to try and support these groups as they work on University campuses, from employing staff to work with them, to providing training conferences, and publishing resources for the Christian Unions to use on their campus.