Theology and Religious Studies Society - TRSS


TRSS provides an alternative to religious societies on campus as we don’t force you to align with any particular religious belief. Every member of TRSS is encouraged to think independently and is free to express any of their opinions without judgement. So long as you’re interested in contributing to discussion or able to provide a listening ear, you’re welcome!

At popular demand, TRSS aims to provide a social space for all students interested in theology, divinity and religious studies. Inclusivity and diversity are our priority! Everyone is welcome! TRSS encourages members of all different religious beliefs as well as those of no faith. TRSS actively works with the Theology and Religious studies department to give students a rounded social experience outside of lectures, whether this is through increased employment opportunities or social events. 

TRSS aims to give all students a place to feel included and relaxed amongst term stress and deadlines. Members are given a chance to meet people who share their interests and widen their social network beyond the classroom and their course. Ultimately, TRSS will encourage students to take a break from academia and do something to benefit their social well-being.


Upcoming Events:  

This term, ALL TRSS events will be online. Undergraduates, postgraduates, staff members and mature students are all more than welcome to come along and join in the fun!  

Check out TRSS’s Facebook group for future event information and stay posted for the links to the events, which will be made available on the Facebook group: 


Freshers Week Events: 

Wednesday 23rd September (7-8pm)- TRSS Give-It-a-Go and Q+A 

Come along to our virtual Give-It-a-Go and Q+A session, to find out more about TRSS and some of the events we have planned for the forthcoming academic year!


Thursday 24th September (12-1pm)- TRSS Bring Your Own Brunch and Meet the Committee  

Time to meet TRSS’s brilliant committee for 2020-21! Bring along your breakfast/lunch and get to know us!


Future Events: 

Week 2  

Thursday 1st October (7-8:30pm)- TRSS Wine Night  

Pour yourself a glass of wine or, four! TRSS’s Wine Night is an excellent opportunity to socialize and meet other members of the society.  


Week 3  

Thursday 8th October (7-8pm)- TRSS Pizza Night  

Whether you choose to treat yourself to a Domino's, make your own or get a frozen ASDA special- we won't judge. Bring your own pizza and join us for a natter.  


Week 4  

Thursday 15th October (7:30-8:30pm)- TRSS Pub Quiz 

All rounds will have a religion-based twist! Each team should consist of 2-3 people. Please email TRSS with the names of your teammates and your team name by Wednesday the 14th at 6pm. If you are new to DRS or struggling to find teammates, do not worry! Send us an email letting us know you would like to attend, and we will be able to team you up with others on the night!


Previously Held Events 2019-2020

- TRSS Social 10/09/2019: The Bobbin 

- A Night of Louis Theroux 07/10/2019: MacRobert Rm302

- Christmas dinner.

- Pub Pilgrimage 

- Blessed are the Cheesemakers (Wine and Cheese Night.) 


Committee 2020-21:

President: Caitlin Yool (Postgraduate Divinity student.)

Vice President and COVID Officer: Cody Crawshaw (Postgraduate Divinity student.)

Secretary: Jack Graham (3rd-year History and Theology student.) 

Inter-faith Ofiicer: Sarah Johns (4th-year Psychology student.) 

Social Secretary: Zoe Strong (4th-year Theology and Religious Studies student.)

Treasurer: Jamie Campbell (4th-year Divinity student.) 

Second Year Rep: Eloise Bradford (2nd-year Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies student.) 

First Year Reps:Jadon Moore and  Molly Nicolson (1st-year Theology students.)