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New opportunity – TPT online events to help you with transitions

Thomas Pocklington Trust have launched a series of online events to support you in approaching the key transitional stages of your education as a blind or partially sighted student Whether you’re in secondary school, attending college or sixth form, starting university or thinking about employability, they can provide you with the information, advice and support you need to move through mainstream education. The online events that will address three key topics to aid you in transitioning to the next stage of your education: #SocialEyes – socialising and social wellbeing #FutureVision – forward and future [...]

By |December 7, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Education, Get involved, Opportunities, Social, University|0 Comments

Short film ‘Picturesque’ aims to represent visually impaired LGBT+ people on screen

Ellie standing with here cane smiling in a field Written by Ellie Wallwork My name’s Ellie Wallwork, I’m 22 and I’m a visually impaired actor. I’ve known I wasn’t straight since I was about 14 and my sexuality, along with my disability, make up a huge part of who I am. I know I wouldn’t be the same person without these key parts of my identity. However, despite the fact that there are loads of queer blind people in the UK and all over the world, we don’t see that represented on-screen nearly enough. It’s [...]

By |September 28, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Arts, Be Inspired, Create, Social|0 Comments

Accessing the ‘true’ university experience by Idil Serce

Deciding to go to university can be a daunting thought for all students but especially for those of us who are visually impaired. From the process of applying to university to balancing the demands of student life and study, it can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. And 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. Take my advice, make the most of all of your experiences [...]

By |July 14, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Education, Social, Strive, University|0 Comments
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