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Be inspired. 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! 1. Give your personal statement that personal twist This may seem like an obvious point to make, but you would be surprised as to how much the ‘personal’ part of a personal statement is ignored. Something [...]

By |January 24, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Be Inspired, Education, Knowledge kitchen, Stand out, Taking control|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be inspired. Dayzie’s writing journey

Congratulations to Dayzie Simpson whose Peace Essay entitled 'Lead with Compassion' won the MK and District Final and then the National Final in The Lions Clubs' essay writing competition. Dayzie tells us all about her experience writing her winning entry. I’ve never been very ‘creative’ or ‘imaginative’ and that’s what I struggled with when I first discovered my passion for essay writing. Being blind and not being able to see anything, I can’t do the ‘writing’ part, but as technology has advanced and I’ve learnt the skills I need. I have learnt how to touch type on a QWERTY [...]

By |January 19, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Get involved, Stand out|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Reach Out for Anti-Bullying Week 2022

VICTA is proud to be a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and from Monday 14 to Friday 18 November we'll be helping to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week 2022. Join in with us on the VICTA Student Portal to highlight this hugely important issue and encourage others to Reach Out. Reach Out The theme this year is Reach Out, chosen to encourage young people to feel empowered to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. How has somebody reached out to you? Comment on this post or email students@victa.org.uk to let us know if somebody [...]

By |November 11, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Taking control, Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be inspired. We chat with Cath Gilby – Head of Para-Performance at the FA

VICTA was privileged to attend the 10 year anniversary of St. George’s Park, celebrating 10 years of success in English football. We were excited to join the celebrations and find out more about the FA's involvement supporting players with vision impairments. The FA are championing disability sport and have high hopes for the blind and partially sighted teams. We were lucky enough to meet Cath Gilby, Head of Para-Performance, who chatted to the VICTA Student Portal about the teams, her role in disability sport and getting more people involved. Watch the interview below and have a think about [...]

By |November 10, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Adventure, Be Inspired, Sports, Stand out|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be inspired. Meet the England Men’s Partially Sighted Futsal Team

We were lucky enough to meet the England Men's Partially Sighted Futsal team at their training session and chat to them about the game, their experiences and ambitions! It was clear from seeing the team train that they're going from strength to strength and are on track for big things in the IBSA World Games in Birmingham in 2023. Talking to the players about their journeys into Futsal and how being part of the team has helped them to grow not only as players but also off the pitch, has been truly inspirational. In terms of having a [...]

By |June 28, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Adventure, Be Inspired, Sports, Stand out|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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