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At The Sand University your education starts in your new home, where you'll learn to:
- Prepare meals,
- Live with others,
- Personal hygine,
- Do your laundry,
- Manage your time,
- Look after your home,
- Clean your living space,
- Use household appliances,
- Look after your garden,
- Shop for you and your housemates,
- Manage your money,
- Follow emergency procedures,
- Follow basic health and safety,
- Use public transport with confidence.
The Sand University wants to prepare you for paid employment when you graduate. This is why your work training will take place in local industries, doing real jobs, in real businesses - but we will be there to support you every step of the way.
- Making sure you are comfortable with the people you work with,
- Supporting you on site until you feel confident,
- Helping you create a CV,
- Helping you look the part,
- Supporting your job applications.
The most important part of The Sand University is you. We are here to support you in becoming an independent adult. This means many changes and new experiences, most of these we hope you will enjoy. Here are some of the ways The Sand University will help you stay strong - mentally, emotionally and physically.
Sport - All Sand students will receive membership to the local sports and leisure facilities, and activities can be enjoyed on a regular basis.
Healthy Eating - As part of our weekly meal planning we will take time to consider our eating habits and how we can ensure we are having a balanced diet.
Live Shows - Whether it's music, comedy, theatre or local artists, we believe the creative arts are good for the soul, and students will have the opportunity to access them regularly if they choose.
Creative Hobbies - Also good for the soul! Whether it's painting, music, photography, writing, knitting, whatever you can think of, we will ensure students have regular access to these extra curricular hobbies.
Call Home - Most importantly, the Well Being Officer at The Sand University knows there is a family member for each of our students at the end of a telephone, who can be contacted whenever one really needs them. Pre-arranged family visits are welcomed, even at short notice, if this is beneficial to the well-being of our students. All we ask is that visitors bring cake. Or biscuits, both are nice.
As every student knows, university is not all work, work, work. The social side is just as important (probably more so but no one tells their parents) and the same is true at Sand. Whether you are a party animal or someone who prefers staying at home, The Sand University will have something for you.
- Hanging out with housemates,
- Joining local clubs and societies, or creating your own!,
- Inviting your family to your Sunday lunch,
- Stay at home entertainment,
- Supporting local community ventures,
- Exploring local night life,
- Joining other students in the area,
- Getting home safely,
- Drinking safely,
- Having relationships safely.
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