STRiVE – VICTA Young Ambassadors

As VICTA’s Young Ambassadors we have responsibility for the creation and production of VICTA’s e-magazine ‘STRiVE’. STRiVE is a platform created to highlight personal challenges, endeavours and successes and to share information which we feel will empower you.

Strive

STRiVE – VICTA Young Ambassadors

As VICTA’s Young Ambassadors we have responsibility for the creation and production of VICTA’s e-magazine ‘STRiVE’. STRiVE is a platform created to highlight personal challenges, endeavours and successes and to share information which we feel will empower you.

Strive

Meet our current team of Young Ambassadors, George, Harriet, Ibraheem, Owais, Ruqaiya and Sonal…

Hello from the VICTA Young Ambassador team!

We hope you enjoy reading back over our articles and past issues of STRiVE. You can read all the past issues on the VICTA website, or check out the latest issue below. Happy reading!

If you are interested in joining our ambassador team, get in touch at online@victa.org.uk.

Issue 1: Inspiration >
Issue 2: Leisure >
Issue 3: Wellbeing >
Issue 4: Saying hello to the future >

ISSUE 5

Issue 5 Strive meets the Student Portal

STRiVE meets the Student Portal

Hello and welcome to the latest issue of STRiVE. For this issue, we wanted it to tie in with the launch of the VICTA Student Portal. Inside you will find a wide range of articles which include everything from internship experiences, finding employment and overcoming the challenges of starting university when you’re visually impaired. We hope you will read something that inspires you if you are looking for work yourself or are thinking of starting an internship or going to University and are unsure where to begin. We’d love to hear about your own experiences, so please share your comments with us on the articles. Happy reading! Harriet

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…

Read George’s article

After finishing college this year (2021), decided I wanted to go to university to carry on doing Fine Art. However, I kept asking myself, did I really want to go to university or not.

Read Ruqaiya’s article

Networking is extremely important: you never know what opportunities are out there if you do not make good and strong connections with people. The more people who know you and your skills the better.

Read Ruqaiya’s article

My volunteering journey started a couple of years ago when I was inspired to volunteer abroad.

Read Sonal’s article

I decided to apply for the VICTA Young Ambassador programme in 2019 because I wanted to have the opportunity to further develop my writing skills and increase my confidence in working within a team.

Read Harriet’s article

After completing an internship and looking for employment, Owais decided to take his future into his own hands and start his own venture.

Listen to Owais share his experiences

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…

Read George’s article

After finishing college this year (2021), decided I wanted to go to university to carry on doing Fine Art. However, I kept asking myself, did I really want to go to university or not.

Read Ruqaiya’s article

Networking is extremely important: you never know what opportunities are out there if you do not make good and strong connections with people. The more people who know you and your skills the better.

Read Ruqaiya’s article

My volunteering journey started a couple of years ago when I was inspired to volunteer abroad.

Read Sonal’s article

I decided to apply for the VICTA Young Ambassador programme in 2019 because I wanted to have the opportunity to further develop my writing skills and increase my confidence in working within a team.

Read Harriet’s article

After completing an internship and looking for employment, Owais decided to take his future into his own hands and start his own venture.

Listen to Owais share his experiences

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  • My internship experience By Ruqaiya Asim

STRiVE: My Internship Experience

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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. [...]

  • My route to employment by George Upfield

STRiVE: My route to employment

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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 [...]

STRiVE: Starting my own venture

October 8, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]