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LOOK Life Hacks – Next Steps if you’re not going to Uni.

LOOK’s monthly discussion groups for young people aged 11-18 are back this month with a shiny new look! As well as providing fun, chat, music and quizzes we’ll also be inviting guests to talk about topics that matter to you.

With a new name – LOOK Life Hacks – our first meet up will be on Thursday 19th May from 6-7 pm where we’ll be talking to special guests about ‘Next Steps if not going to Uni’, followed by an informal chat and a quiz with our wonderful mentor facilitators Bryony and Craig.

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.

There are many reasons why we may not wish to follow the university route, with the cost of student fees being the most cited.

So what are the alternatives?

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.

We’ve invited LOOK Mentor Liam to talk about his apprenticeship route into work as a Compliance Co-ordinator at Essex County Council and he’ll be sharing his top tips for finding successful employment.

We’ll be joined by RNC’s (Royal National College for the Blind) Head of College Rachel Seddon who will be talking about vocational courses and top tips on choosing your subjects.

Video of Rachel Seddon from the RNC

LOOK Mentor Charlie will be on hand to discuss alternative pathways into work without a degree.

Charlie will be sharing his insider knowledge of the Civil Service where he currently works, the many ways that Blind in Business can help you find work and some tips on what recruiters are looking for in potential applicants based on his time working in recruitment.

Meet the Life Hacks Mentors!

LOOK Life Hacks are hosted by our LOOK Mentors – visually impaired young adults who offer support, advice and information based on their own lived experience of being visually impaired.

Liam:

Hi, I’m Liam, I work for Essex County Council and in my spare time enjoy travelling, playing goalball and watching football. Along with a few other people I’ve set up a local VI gaming group in the East of England where people can keep in touch and talk about accessible games.

Video of LOOK Mentor Liam

Craig:

Hi, I’m Craig, I’ve been a LOOK Mentor since March 2018 and my interesting fact is that I have a brown belt in Jujitsu.

Bryony:

Hi, I’m Bryony, I first got involved with Look when I visited LOOK fest with my family. I was instantly blown away and knew I had to be part of this organisation. I’ve been a mentor for nearly 3 years now and love every bit of it! I’ve made new friends and even encouraged people to sign up to be mentors.

Register

To register for your free place please click on the button below.

LOOK Life Hacks are an online space to entertain, support and empower visually impaired young people aged 11 to 18-years-old.

Let us know what you want and we’ll make it happen! Whether it’s chatting with friends, getting creative, or being active; this is a space for you, led by you.

Please note:

Limited places are available for youth forums to keep group sizes manageable.

Registration closes for LOOK Life Hacks at 4 pm on the day of the event.

All participants under the age of 18 require parental consent to take part in LOOK online events. Parent/carers and siblings are welcome to join too!

All participants are required to register for each individual group they’d like to attend. New group members should choose a ‘new member’ ticket. Returning members should choose a ‘returning member’ ticket.

All LOOK online events are hosted on the Zoom platform. Zoom meeting details are provided by email to those who have registered to attend. You can read our guide on using Zoom to join LOOK online events here.

Event Details

Thursday, 19th May, 18:00

Free!

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