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.

UCAS

UCAS deadline day 2023

UCAS deadline day is 25 January 2023 – you’ll find all the information you need on the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/ucas-undergraduate-when-apply

While you’re thinking about university, check out all of the helpful resources on this page.

You Can Succeed; UCAS and Starting University

By Natalia Foster

“UCAS and University, two small but quite powerful words. For any 18 year old, the UCAS process can be stressful, challenging and all together a mystery until you are on the other side of it. As someone who completed and survived the UCAS journey, I wanted to give you my five top tips for navigating it with ease and confidence!”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Look

Student blogs on their experiences at university

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

What’s University like as a visually impaired student?

VI students chat about their experiences.

Help with writing personal statements – University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire have some handy sessions to help support you with your personal statements regardless of whether you already have a draft or if you have writer’s block.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

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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