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    Episode 196 – The Marathon, Carb Loading and we have Part 2 of our interview with Andy Fearon from The Carlisle Vineyard Church

    Welcome to the Kindness Project, the podcast designed to share stories of kindness and share how kindness can make positive change in our world, one small act at a time.

    In this week’s episode we talked about The Marathon, Carb Loading and we have Part 2 of our interview with Andy Fearon from The Carlisle Vineyard Church

    Kindness Intro Chat

    The Marathon 2:12

    Carb Loading 2:44

    Question of the Podcast 4:11

    Kindness News

    Reading barber gives free haircuts to Afghan refugees 12:11

    Realtor Transforms Abandoned Properties into Tiny Home Villages That Give Permanent Housing to Chronic Homeless 13:37


    we have Part 2 of our interview with Andy Fearon from The Carlisle Vineyard Church 16:00

    Answers to last week’s question of the podcast

    What factors do you think it’s important to consider when selecting the right University?

    Twitter answers – https://twitter.com/ChrisDaems/status/1440606462758166533

    Chris Budd – Choose the city that looks the most fund. And choose somewhere that is at least a 2 hour train journey away from home.  36:23

    @notadviser@1825 – Personally would look at student satisfaction on courses/uni etc Speaking to people who have just finished got differing opinions. Some felt the Russell group uni’s did not always give as much help so that may be a consideration if important but best to just visit them  & chat 36:41

    Charlie @pensionscanwork – I wouldn’t over think it – I visited 3 universities, could only pick 1, and ended up going to a different one! Personally I wanted to be in a proper city, I wanted to be far enough away from home and in a new region, and I didn’t want a long commute from halls to uni! 37:41

    Gareth James – Distance from home was a key factor for me. As was whether the uni had societies/teams which reflected my non-academic interests (in my case, one of these was whether they had an active American Football team!). 38:01

    Dan Brent – I remember sitting with my UCAS form and literally picking somewhere based on location, distance from home but ease in getting back and it’s nightlife. 40:12

    Andy Fearon – Hey mate. @CumbriaUni  is located in the most stunning of locations and with the golden city of dreams aka Carlisle part of the story. What’s not to love!! 40:25

    Richard C. Bishop – It’s dependent firstly on the course and the proposed career. 40:52

    Facebook Answers – https://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Daems/posts/10157935463361603

    Steve Dann – Campus Bar 40:58

    Carol Hussey – Local area, is there enough to do, bearing in mind where she is from! 41:08

    Cassie Daems – How quickly Mummy can get there……….Very important!!!! 41:12

    Philip Fitzgibbons – 1) Academically – choosing a university proven in your subject/profession of choice 2) culturally – choosing a university suited to your ideals/values. 3) Independence – it’s a huge leap into living more independently so choose somewhere that allows you to flourish – being honest with yourself about what you want/need. 4) Financial – boring I know but not always a bad idea to consider the long term financial impact of that education 🤷‍♂️ as there can be big differences in cost from university to university. 41:25

    Sean Rivers – Totally agree with the above comments, but would add Location, not something I considered and I’ve been to 5 or 6 universities. Actually I did use it for one university. It’s good to see visit and see what it’s like on the grounds. If I’d visited Bournemouth which I did consider and discounted, I would have signed up in a heartbeat. So location and visit them. 43:09

    David Forsdyke – Its all about a) course content and b) gut feel for the social side & accommodation. My 3 eldest all chose their uni because of the course, and the uni ranking for that course (I.e its very good at delivering results) plus they had a good feeling about the accommodation & social side. 43:29

    Matt Aitchison – Living this too Chris! We’re looking at… The course – is it something she’ll enjoy studying and has career options at the end. University reputation – does it have a good reputation in the subject. Location – is the surrounding area one she might enjoy living in? For example, metropolitan vs campus feel. Facilities – does it offer the sport and other extra curricular activities she is interested in? Hope this helps 44:00

    Sarah Lou – How much rent houses are in that area after the halls have finished. Will be looking with Tom after Christmas after he deferred this year. Good luck! 45:47

    Frances Barrett – I actually got The Feeling when I was choosing universities. I went to a lot of open days – around London and outside of it – and, when my Dad and I visited Plymouth, we just knew that’s where I’d be. To the point that I hadn’t got a place yet but my Dad was asking about the local swimming pools for me to get a job 😂 (I was a lifeguard!) 46:01

    Sam Chilton – Modules … exam or course work and can you change your course – I started off doing a straight history Degree picked up a minor on sociology after second term It became a joint and by second year I did a straight degree! Availability of work .. degrees are important but part time work whilst you study as a recruiter I think is invaluable! Very few degrees require 40 hours a week on a course! 46:18

    Kevin Hull – Course content first but then a reasonable distance from Mum & Dad Our two choose Sheffield now completed both made good choices 46:53

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