Home page
Your stories
Home page

10 to 13       14 to 17       18 plus

Your stories

National Careers Week 2022

Careers Week on the Student Portal! We've pulled together lots of helpful information to help you get the most out of National Careers Week 2022. Plus you can watch vlogs from young VI professionals, who share their advice. National Careers Week 2022 - Online Careers Fair National Careers Week are hosting an online careers week for you to explore. Each day has a different focus - Monday: NatWest Group, Tuesday: Careers at Sea, Wednesday: Health Careers, Thursday: BBC Bitesize and Friday: Civil Service. Visit the NCW Careers Fair >   Visit the NCW website > [...]

By |March 9, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Education, Employability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Be inspired. Video chats with young VI sports stars

The Winter Paralympics are here and we're excited! If the buzz of the snow sport action over the next couple of weeks leaves you feeling inspired to give something new a try, then go for it! These young athletes we chatted to at our Sports Camp did just that... Meet Hester Poole, a Para-Alpine Ski Racer for GB! Hester chatted to the VICTA Student Portal to tell us all about how VI skiing works and how she fell in love with the sport. What started as a tobogganing experience on a dry slope let to [...]

By |March 4, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Adventure, Sports|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New opportunity – BBC Young Reporter

BBC Young Reporter Competition The BBC Young Reporter Competition is open until 27 March 2022 for those aged 11-18. It's an amazing opportunity to produce a report on a story or issue important to you.  It is a unique chance to tell your story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers! This year’s theme is ‘Me and My World’. Find out all about the competition and how to enter here: www.bbc.co.uk/teach/young-reporter/competition/zghcydm Need some inspiration? Previous examples include: Ben’s story, produced with BBC Sport, reflects the reality [...]

New opportunity – Join the next wave of VICTA Young Ambassadors!

Each year a new group of VICTA Young Ambassadors come together to help shape STRiVE, our e-magazine aimed at you! Do you have a passion for sharing your voice and communicating with others? Do you have an editorial vision for STRiVE you're dying to share? We have dreams of more video articles, more social content and growing our bank of inspiring stories and honest voices. If you think this could be you, then we'd love to hear from you. More about the programme Our Young Ambassadors Programme is a volunteering opportunity for young adults aged 18 to [...]

By |January 28, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Opportunities, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

Exploring the creative arts – interview with singer Grace Whitford

In November we chatted to singer and actress Grace Whitford about following her dreams of becoming a singer. Grace Whitford initially came across some resistance against following her dream career as a singer. She talks to the Student Portal about discovering her love of music after losing her sight at a young age and the point at which she realised she wanted to pursue it as her career. Grace now performs live at venues and festival and is recording her first EP, she offers some great advice on being determined and working hard to achieve your goals. Watch our [...]

By |January 14, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Arts, Create, Employability|0 Comments

Internship opportunities at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. They have several exciting internship opportunities that give students the chance to work on real projects and take on new responsibilities. Available to second year university students onwards, you will get a unique insight into the business and lots of real-work experience. You will also be on the fast-track to a graduate offer. More information about these internships are available here: https://trainees.grantthornton.co.uk/our-programmes/interns/ A full list of the internship opportunities are [...]

By |January 14, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Opportunities, Volunteering|0 Comments

How Braille has changed throughout my life

by Harriet Smith Thinking back over the years, it is interesting to see how braille has changed throughout my life. I don't remember learning braille, but I've been told that I used to feel and sort through a lot of seeds in order for my fingers to become sensitive to it. This is important from a young age because it can be hard to learn braille when you're older as your fingers are less sensitive. I absolutely love braille and would hate to be without it. I think it is wonderful how the development of technology has allowed braille [...]

By |January 4, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Arts, Create|0 Comments

STRiVE: My Internship Experience

by Ruyaiya Asim I interned as an Accessibility Advisor for the Project Box. The Project Box is a company that assists students and graduates begin their early careers with world leading accountancy firms. In my role, I helped with making the application and interview processes more accessible for visually impaired people. I did this by going through these processes as an applicant, during which I identified some aspects that could be improved to make them more accessible. Then I presented my findings to Project Box and their clients. While I go through my internship experience, I want to [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

STRiVE: My route to employment

by George Upfield I should warn you, my route to employment is quite a long and convoluted story, so get comfy! I suppose the first time I realised where I wanted to work was not long after I started volunteering with Guide Dogs at their Regional Centre in Leamington Spa. I was 16. I sensed there was a real ‘family atmosphere’ throughout the organisation. And in addition to this, I knew that I’d need a guide dog to help me navigate when I left school for university. Somehow, I felt that I wanted to return the favour in [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Strive, University, Volunteering|0 Comments

STRiVE: Starting my own venture

by Owais Niaz Owais introduces his new venture, Vision Ability. When his previous employment came to a halt in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus lockdown, he decided to take his job search into his own hands and start something himself with his brother. The aim of Owais' business is to help anyone who faces barriers to overcome them. He wants to do all he can to support others and is able to break things down into small steps for people if they need extra explanation or are experiencing any particular difficulties. He also wants to improve travel [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Strive|0 Comments
Go to Top