Welcome to Deep Search

Deep Search is a way of thinking about where you are right now, what to change and where you would like to be.

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This is a way of thinking about where you are right now, what to change and where you would like to be.

An exploration of your life, actions, relationships and views, now and in the future.

Visit the Deep Search website to use the tool


Resources

We have compiled categories of resources to help you think about where you are right now, what to change and where you would like to be.

Hobbies and pastimes

Some of the hobbies and pastimes available at the University and elsewhere in Sheffield.


Reflection


Campaigning and politics

  • New Statesman: Liberal and independent journalism about Britain's current affairs.
  • The Economist: An international weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology.
  • The Tablet: A weekly review of international Roman Catholic news.

Contemplation, prayer and meditation 

Resources in Sheffield
  1. Church search: Help for people seeking a Christian church in Sheffield.
  2. University worship opportunities: Help for people seeking a faith community in Sheffield, covering a wide variety of faiths.
Different types of prayer services in Sheffield
Resources in the rest of the UK
Resources in the rest of the world

Communicating and making a difference

  • Amnesty International: The world's leading human rights organisation, campaigning against injustice and inequality everywhere.
  • 38 Degrees: One of the UK's largest campaign organisations.
  • Avaaz: A campaigning community bringing people-powered politics to decision making worldwide.
  • Sheffield RAG (Raising And Giving): Fundraising events throughout the academic year, organised by Sheffield Students' Union.

Building awareness

  • Wrestling with doubt: A Christian perspective on dealing with doubt in the spiritual life.
  • Talk to a chaplain: Contact details for talking to a chaplain at the University of Sheffield.
  • Discussion group: A group run by Upper Chapel Unitarian Church discussing topics in areas around modern living, current affairs, psychology and spirituality.
  • Encounters course: Find out more about Christianity by taking Christ Church Fulwood's seven-week course.
  • Alpha course: The basics of Christianity explored, normally over a period of around 10 weeks.

Action

  • Grants for Christian residential experiences (current students only): Subsidies of up to £160 each to students who want to go on a trip away to develop their understanding of the Christian faith and of themselves. Contact us to find out more.
  • Whirlow Spirituality Centre: This small Christian centre, with a beautiful chapel, in south Sheffield offers daytime retreats and reflection days.
  • Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield: This Christian monastery in West Yorkshire welcomes people for retreats, including overnight accommodation, and study days.
  • Alnmouth Friary: Located on the Northumberland coast, this Christian friary welcomes prople for retreats including overnight accommodation.
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham: A Christian shrine in Norfolk that many people make pilgrimages to.
  • Secular retreat house: A modern secular retreat house in Devon.

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