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Introduction to the Living & Learning Programme

University is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn but it’s not all about what they will learn in the lecture hall. Residence Life has a dedicated Living and Learning programme that helps students learn essential skills that that will see them through life. Creativity, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, self-motivation and communication to name but a few.

In partnership with the Students’ Union and Professional Services, the Living and Learning programme is designed to enhance a student’s experience further by offering life-skill sessions, information and awareness campaigns and guest lectures.

Partnership activities:

  • Pitch Club - in partnership with University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE), students come and pitch a business idea to a panel of experts. The best pitches are encouraged to work with Enterprise to develop their ideas further.
  • One Pot Cookery - held four times a year, students attend this free session and are taught how to cook a one-pot dish by one of our chefs.
  • Pumpkin Carving and Sustainability - students carve their own pumpkin and are given takeaway containers and a recipe booklet and are encouraged to use the pulp to cook a delicious and healthy meal.

Partnership activities with outside organisations;

  • Sexual Health Drop-Ins - held every month at the Goodwin Sports Centre, Sexual Health Sheffield are there to advise students about their sexual health. Full screening tests are also available.
  • Drive for Life - this workshop is run by The Safer Road Partnership and aims to dispel the myths of driving and the reality of being involved in a road traffic collision.
  • Plus Me - a sexual health charity which runs workshops on sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases and bloodborne viruses.

Sessions throughout the Residences:

  • Learn to play the Ukulele - students can attend these free, weekly music lessons!
  • Red Frogs - a Sheffield charity that looks after students who have had a bit too much to drink on a night out. Volunteers from Red Frogs are at The Edge Bar once a week to talk to students about safe levels of drinking.

Supporting awareness campaigns:

  • World Aids Day
  • National Sleep Month
  • National Student Money Week
  • Mental Health Awareness Week

The Living and Learning programme allows students to develop skills which will see them through their University education, skills which will help them apply for jobs and skills that will be invaluable to their professional development.


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