It was a privilege and joy to welcome blind singers from the Ukraine to the Guide Dogs UK National Centre in Leamington Spa during their visit to the UK, funded by Sarah’s Trust, the charity of The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and sight loss charities Thomas Pocklington Trust and the RNIB.
Category: School, Uni & Adult Learning
Aged 16+ with University or college in your sights? Will your chosen course feature essay writing and researching? If so, then this is the resource you’ve been waiting for!
Mentor Al shares with us his education journey and how the support he recieved evolved as his education needs changed between primary to college education.
Advocating for your access needs can be challenging but ensuring you have support in place before you start Sixth Form or College can be a real game changer. LOOK Mentor Aliza shares her advice for getting the right support.
In this blog, LOOK mentor Emilia reflects on her time at Uni and shares how her confidence has given her the opportunity to help others in a similar situation.
Welcome to our See My Skills: Writing the perfect CV and honing your interview skills resource page.
Writing the perfect CV and honing your interview skills resource page shares tangible insights into building a marketable CV and provides practical tips for interview skills.
Our panel discusses a wide range of challenges that visually impaired young people face when looking for a job.
Organising Work Experience, Volunteering and Careers Advice resource page shares advice on where to find work experience from employment experts. Our panel reflects on their own experiences discussing self-advocacy skills and building confidence.
A Foot in the Door with Disability Placement Schemes resource page talks to young professionals about their personal experiences of Disability Placement schemes and how it helped them find their ideal roles.
Looking for your first step on the career ladder or are you ready to move your vocation into the fast lane? See My Skills: How to land your dream job; Building Your Tech Skills resource will give you the information and tools to get the tech skills needed for the workplace.
In March 2022 LOOK UK and Vision Foundation co-hosted a landmark conference for visually impaired 16-24 year olds. The aim of this ambitious online event was to give practical solutions to the barriers and challenges that exist for young people seeking employment.
In recognition of School Diversity Week, we shine a light on how inclusive mainstream schools are for the VI community. LOOK mentors and mentees share their experiences of the education system, the support they received and where they feel schools fall short.
Transitions are always a key point in a VI child or young persons life. Having the right equipment in place and the skills to use them makes a huge difference. In this session we focus on best practice provision, when new assistive technology should be introduced and how we can support what happens at home.
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.
“All roads lead to Education” L Hughes. In this resource the LOOK Parent support group and expert panellists explore Education Rights, what our children are entitled to and best practice for EHCP applications.
Ways into work, vocational opportunities, training and apprenticeship options for your visually impaired child/young person.
There are many different opportunities available to our young people if they choose a non-university pathway to work. In this resource, the LOOK Parent support group and expert guest panellists share their insights, tips and advice on successfully entering the workforce.