University

Arm yourself with information and find out how other VI students made the most of university life.

University

Arm yourself with information and find out how other VI students made the most of university life.

University

Arm yourself with information and find out how other VI students made the most of university life.

Discover what’s out there

Resources for uni students

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT)

Attending university as a student with a vision impairment can feel like a daunting prospect, TPT have produced a range of information and guidance to answer some of your questions.

Their ‘what is a…’ guide explains what the professionals you’ll come across at university do and how you can get their support.

Visit the Thomas Pocklington website to find out more
Visit the ‘what is a’ section

Student
life

UCAS

Information on everything you need to know from finding student accommodation, to finances, to study skills. You can also talk to students who are already studying to discuss your big questions.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Life after graduation

Blind in Business

Blind In Business offer bespoke training to graduates and undergraduates, to help you find your way in the world outside university and navigate
the recruitment process for your dream job.

Visit the Blind in Business website to find out more

Discover what’s out there

Resources for uni students

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT)

Attending university as a student with a vision impairment can feel like a daunting prospect, TPT have produced a range of information and guidance to answer some of your questions.

Visit the Thomas Pocklington website to find out more

Student
life

UCAS

Information on everything you need to know from finding student accommodation, to finances, to study skills. You can also talk to students who are already studying to discuss your big questions.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Life after graduation

Blind in Business

Blind In Business offer bespoke training to graduates and undergraduates, to help you find your way in the world outside university and navigate
the recruitment process for your dream job.

Visit the Blind in Business website to find out more

Look

Student blogs on their experiences at university

‘My first week at university’ by Look Mentor, Emily Tasker

Read Emily’s story on the Look website

What’s University like as a visually impaired student?

VI students chat about their experiences.

Listen to the podcast on the Look website

VIP @ UNI

Blogs from visually impaired people at university

This collection of stories was created by Sofia, a physics student who also happens to be visually impaired.

Listen to the ‘University InSight’ podcasts from VI students and read blog posts from students at different universities studying a range of subjects. Articles cover everything from UCAS applications to attending lectures.

Visit the VIP @ UNI website to explore the blogs

First-hand accounts…

studying medicine at Oxford

Tiri Hughes spoke to us as a 3rd year medical student at Oxford University, Tiri describes how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate. She talks about her own educational path into medicine and how accessible she is finding her university studies.

Read on

accessing the full university experience

“University can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. On occasions I was overwhelmed. But I found ways of coping and put strategies in place that allowed me to enjoy my time at university and graduate with a first class honours degree.”

Read on

university in lockdown, a stressful storm

“Hi, I’m Ibraheem. Currently a first year university student studying Psychology at the University of Liverpool. I should be in my second year, but COVID happened. Being visually impaired, I had to get used to accessing online material, lectures, and additionally any extra support I required.”

Read on

Graduate Eddy Eyad shares his advice on how to get the most out of university

Introduction and hello from Eddy

Preparing for university life

Making the most of freshers week

Get to know your lecturers

studying medicine at Oxford

Tiri Hughes spoke to us as a 3rd year medical student at Oxford University, Tiri describes how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate. She talks about her own educational path into medicine and how accessible she is finding her university studies.

Read on

accessing the full university experience

“University can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. On occasions I was overwhelmed. But I found ways of coping and put strategies in place that allowed me to enjoy my time at university and graduate with a first class honours degree.”

Read on

university in lockdown, a stressful storm

“Hi, I’m Ibraheem. Currently a first year university student studying Psychology at the University of Liverpool. I should be in my second year, but COVID happened. Being visually impaired, I had to get used to accessing online material, lectures, and additionally any extra support I required.”

Read on

Graduate Eddy Eyad shares his advice on how to get the most out of university

Introduction and hello from Eddy

Preparing for university life

Making the most of freshers week

Get to know your lecturers

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