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New opportunity – Raise awareness with The Macular Society

The Macular Society is reaching out to find students passionate about raising awareness about the macular condition and how it also occurs in young people. They are looking for university students and/or prospective students who have a macular condition (mainly has central vision loss, such as Stargardts) and are willing/comfortable to share a little bit about their eye condition and their experiences. They'd like to share with other young people your experiences of being a student or preparing to be a university student, for example, applying for the DSA grant, getting orientated and living in [...]

New opportunity – World Sight Day 2023 Photo Competition

The IAPB World Sight Day 2023 Photo Competition is an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers to demonstrate their skills and share with the world what they see and what it means to #LoveYourEyes. Closing date: 20 October 2023 Prize: US$750 They are looking for images that capture the range of what it means to have healthy vision. By entering the World Sight Day Photo Competition, your images become an important part of raising awareness and celebrating why everyone counts and no one should be left behind. There are four categories to help guide your [...]

By |October 10, 2023|Categories: 18 plus, Competition, Create, Opportunities|0 Comments

Be inspired. Tune in to Lee’s first radio show!

As part of our #BlindnessAwarenessMonth celebrations, we chatted to Lee Roake about his fantastic achievement, launching his first radio show! Lee is a 17 year old with a rare genetic condition called WAGR Syndrome. Due to his vision impairment, Lee has been involved in VICTA activities from a young age, now taking part in our activities for 14 to 17 years. Lee has just started his very own radio show on Surrey Hills Radio and tells us how his volunteering led to this dream opportunity! Did you miss Lee's [...]

By |October 10, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Employability, Stand out, Taking control, Volunteering|Tags: |0 Comments

Be inspired. Fundraising success for this VICTA Young Achiever!

We are celebrating Dotty, who has had incredible fundraising success while earning her Young Achievers Community pin badge. So far, Dotty has raised over £600 through her sponsored walk, amazing! Dotty's parents tell us how she organised her fundraising event and what made it a great success: Dotty chose to do a sponsored walk as part of her Young Achievers Award with VICTA, we chose a 5 mile walk near Dotty’s School. We sent a message to Dotty’s friends and parents and WOW we were overwhelmed by the support we got. The walk started at West Hanningfield Village Hall [...]

By |September 29, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Education, Fundraising, Stand out, Taking control, Young Achievers|0 Comments

New opportunity – Assistant Commissioner, Radio 5 Live, EXTEND

New opportunity from BBC careers - Assistant Commissioner, Radio 5 Live, EXTEND Fixed Term - Full Time Salford, GB, M50 2QH BBC PUBLIC SERVICE B'CAST Job Closing Date:  26/09/2023 We have been asked to share this exciting job role by the BBC – it is advertised as part of their BBC Extend programme for disabled people. As such, they are currently recruiting for an exciting new 12-month opportunity for an Assistant Commissioner to work on their slate of BBC Sounds podcasts. As an Assistant Commissioner, you will be working closely with the Commissioning Executives for podcasts to [...]

By |September 20, 2023|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Opportunities|0 Comments

New opportunity – Production Management programme in partnership with Netflix

Grierson DocLab In Focus: Production Management programme in partnership with Netflix The Grierson Trust’s Grierson DocLab In Focus: Production Management programme, run in partnership with Netflix, is back for a third year. The programme offers eight places to UK-based people aged 18+ (with no upper age limit) who have the transferable skills, experience and passion to pursue a career in documentary production management. The Grierson Trust is a registered charity that exists to celebrate the best of documentary and factual filmmaking from Britain and around the world. Each year, Grierson: The British Documentary Awards, more fondly known [...]

By |September 8, 2023|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Life skills, Opportunities|0 Comments

New opportunity – Work experience opportunity, Warwick

Blind in Business have a fabulous in person work experience opportunity available in Warwick at Skewb. Skewb offer many services and products from Digital, Environment, Gaming and Utility Industry specifics.  Their work experience offer will be tailored to the individual based on the students’ interests, whether that be a generic experience across multiple areas of the business, or something focused on a niche area of interest. This experience can be accessed either W/C 4th September OR W/C 11th September. If interested, please send an email to Jonathan at Blind in Business - jonathan@blindinbusiness.org.uk [...]

By |August 10, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Life skills, Opportunities, Taking control|0 Comments

New opportunity – NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Insight Session

Blind in Business are hosting a NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Insight Session Please see their information below and get in touch with them directly if you would like to attend or find out more. When: Thursday 6 July 2023 from 1pm to 2pm Where: Online via Microsoft Teams Who: Vision impaired university students and graduates aged 18 and over Are you visually impaired and looking to work within the healthcare industry? Are you interested in leadership and management roles? Then join Blind in Business for an insight session with the NHS, as they talk about their [...]

By |June 23, 2023|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Knowledge kitchen, Opportunities|0 Comments

New opportunity – The value of work experience webinar

Blind in Business are inviting you to a webinar 'Work Experience – Understand the value' Please see their information below and get in touch with them directly if you would like to attend or find out more. When: Wednesday 19 July 2023 Time: 16:30 Where: Zoom Who: Students Year 10+ Have you ever wondered “what’s the point” when someone recommends that you participate in some form of work experience? Blind in Business have long understood the amazing value work experience provides students. Their newest webinar is offering you the chance to find out WHY you should bother seeking [...]

By |June 23, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Life skills, Opportunities, Taking control|0 Comments

New opportunity – VI Wellbeing and Work in Liverpool

Jigsaw Coaching CIC have two Liverpool-based programmes for young people with a vision impairment - 'VI Wellbeing and Work' and 'Creatability'. VI Wellbeing and Work Are you interested in moving towards employment, volunteering or training? If you have a vision impairment and live in Liverpool, you can benefit from Jigsaw Coaching's Wellbeing and Work project. Regular employment clinics 1:1 coaching Peer support workshops with guest speakers Links to primary care for mental health support Training on digital skills Connections with employers Networking opportunities Quotes from past projects: “Made me realise my skills would be useful [...]

By |June 20, 2023|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Life skills, Opportunities, Wellbeing|0 Comments
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