Learning at CYM at Ridley Hall
Your experience on the youth and/or children ministry degree streams will enable you to become a competent youth and/or children's minister through the combination of expert lectures, experienced tutors and the valuable learning and ministerial opportunities you will have in your placement church/agency.
Students on the youth and/or children ministry degree pathways attend Ridley Hall for 6 teaching weeks over the year, from Monday lunchtime to either Wednesday or Friday lunchtime depending on the length of the module. Students attend lectures in the morning with the afternoon set aside for personal study, tutorials and formation groups.
Formation groups are facilitated by expert practitioners and are an opportunity for students to reflect and learn alongside peers, with input from specialists currently practising in the field. Evenings are then free for students to socialise with their peer group and/or explore all that the historic university city of Cambridge has to offer.
Students are part of a ministry team in a church or faith based organisation from day one of the degree. This is where you will put your learning into practice and allow your [practice to inform your learning.
During your time at Ridley Hall you will be supported through the Cambridge Theological Federation, Ridley Hall, Federation tutors, specialized tutors, and dedicated centre staff, as well as a line manager and colleagues within your placement church/agency.
The nature of the support provided will be unique to you and your learning needs and is overseen by the Director of Studies (CYM) who is your principal point of contact throughout your time on the degree. The first block-teaching week includes two extra days to help with orientation and developing a supportive community of peers.
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