Sands 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.
If you know the industry you want to enter, tell us! We will find the right placement and qualifications for you. If you are not sure, you will have the chance to try a few.
Here are some ideas:
But if you have a better idea, let us know and we can arrange it for you.
Social Safety and Confidence
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 Sands.
Whether you are a party animal or someone who prefers staying at home, Sands University will have something for you.
The most important part of Sands 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.
But sometimes we all need a bit of help staying brave and confident.
Here are some of the ways Sands University will help you stay strong - mentally, emotionally and physically.
Unlike other universities, we understand that students will be ready to leave us at different times.
Although some students will want to stay for the whole 3 three years we offer, others will find they feel ready to take those first steps after two years, or maybe even one.
First Steps Mentoring
Starting a new job is scary. For EVERYONE. But some of us need a little more support making sure we know what we are doing.
The First Steps Mentoring scheme matches you to a volunteer with experience and expertise in your new industry. They will come with you to work to help you settle in and make sure you understand what you are supposed to be doing. They can also make sure your boss understands what YOU need to do your job really well. And pretty soon, you will be doing the job without any help at all.