Wednesday 1st April, 15:30 Online

Are you a university student with a visual impairment, or have you applied to go to university this year?

The Covid-19 lock down has affected all universities and we understand that many of our young, visually impaired students and students-to-be are feeling anxious about the future.

We know you may have many questions and we’re here to help.

On Wednesday 1st April at 15:30, join us on this online university student support session where you can share your experiences, hear from others who are in the same boat as you and ask questions to our expert panel.

Introducing our panel:

John-Paul Anderson from Senclude:

John-Paul has been working in the Further Education and Higher Education sector primarily for over 15 years. He is the founder of Senclude Limited which offers the following services:

  • Disabled Student Allowance Support for Visually Impaired learners as well as other learner groups.
  • Assistive Technology Training.
  • Consultancy to Educational institutes, Commercial sector and Individuals.
  • Alternative Format provision.
  • Work Place Assessments.
  • Work Ready Advice, Guidance and Training.
  • Visual Impairment Awareness Training.
  • And more!

Robyn Watson:

Robyn works for Bolton Sensory Support Sevice and is a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI) and an SSPVI (Specialist support professional for the visually impaired). Robyn works with students from reception age through to post graduate students. For the past 15 years, she has dedicated her professional life to supporting VI learners in getting an education.

Sofia Qvarfort:

Sofia was born with albinism, and has about 15% vision. Originally from Sweden, she moved to the UK when she was 21 to study physics at Imperial College London. Sofia went on to do a PhD in Quantum Physics at University College London, and has stayed on as a postdoctoral researcher.

Sofia is passionated about helping VI students get the most out of their university experience. She founded the website www.vipatuni.com (where VIP stands for visually impaired person), which shares the experiences of visually impaired students, and she also presents a podcast called University InSight, where she interviews VI students.

Upon registering for this event, you will be emailed the Zoom link and dial-in info.