Diversity of background
As an inclusive college, we are proud to welcome students from all backgrounds and walks of life.
While the focus of your studies is on you and your individual formation, we understand the importance of recognising and holding space for different identities. At St Augustine’s, you’ll learn alongside:
students who belong to one or more minority ethnic groups
students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community
students who may not speak English as a first language
students who are disabled or who may have different access needs
students who have learning differences or neurodivergence
students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds
students from a range of church traditions, with differing churchmanships
Whoever you are and whatever your unique identity, you are welcomed into classrooms where you can expect to feel safe, respected and ready to engage in your ongoing formation.
St Augustine’s staff and students talk about the diversity and inclusivity at the college and how that enhances the learning experience for everyone.
Diversity of churchmanship
At St Augustine’s, students from the whole spectrum of the Church of England tradition have the opportunity to meet, connect, and learn from one another.
Students find themselves working together and building lifelong friendships with people whose experience is very different from their own.
For theology students and ordinands alike, this opportunity allows you to build relationships and explore differences, which, in turn, adds a whole new, exciting dimension to their own formation.
Students with a range of learning experience
If you are a prospective student who hasn’t had cause to think about essay writing in decades, you will certainly not be the only one.
Whether you’re considering studying theology or training for ordination, you will be among fellows students with a range of academic experience. Students may be:
- returning to higher education years or decades after graduating
- engaging in university-level study for the first time, having left formal education early in life
- undertaking a theology degree having previously studied a subject that required little to no essay writing.
Whether you’re familiar with university-level learning or haven’t opened a textbook since school, you’ll be given the necessary tools, support and guidance to flourish in your learning.