In June we were delighted to welcome Kirsty James to sit in the LOOK Into chair where she chatted with Clare Norton-Smith (Events and Resources Co-ordinator at LOOK) about working in campaigns, the campaigns that have delivered the most success and how being involved in campaigning can give you life skills and boost your confidence.
Knowing what to do after we finish our formal education can be daunting and for those who aren’t following the path to uni, it can seem even more so. Deciding to take a vocational course or subject can be a life-changing alternative, providing you with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for work.
In this episode, LOOK Mentor and Volunteer Emily talks to her panel of guests about starting Uni as a VI or deafblind student.
Heading off to Uni? Worried about telling new people about your VI? LOOK mentor Abbie has been there, done that and offers advice on how you can do it, too.
LOOK mentor Will shares his experience of house-sharing and offers advice to students starting out at Uni.
How can you be more confident? LOOK mentor Naz shares her top tips.
Don’t know what to do when you meet someone with a VI. Firstly, don’t panic! Secondly, watch this video – our mentors’ friends have some great advice for you!
LOOK Mentor Charlotte shares her advice about how best to communicate the support that you will need as a VI student at University.
Starting Uni and wondering how on earth you’re going to meet people? In this video, Emily gives her top tips on how to go about socialising, as well as feeling and looking good when starting out at Uni.
Our Parent Support Officer, Jane, has compiled this handy resource with the help of LOOK’s Parent Support Group.
LOOK’s Parent Support Officer, Jane Ring, shares crucial insights and top tips from parents and VI young people in this valuable resource about transitioning through school.
Lost in Transition – A first-hand account of moving through education into employment as a VI young person.
Elin Williams, Volunteer Development Coordinator at LOOK UK, reflects upon her participation in the VICTAR Longitudinal Study and her own experience of transitions.