Visually impaired and need some advice and support on making the most of student life? Sign up to our free student mentoring scheme.

If you are 16–29 and in higher or further education, we can match you with a visually impaired graduate, who can chat to you about making the most of college or uni life.

Your mentor can help with:

• Applying for Disability Students Allowance and Student Finance

• Accessing learning materials

• Independent living

• Social life

You will also get access to a residential weekend, where you can meet our university mentors, ask them questions about student life and take part in a range of tasks to help you prepare for going to further education or university. Watch this space for further details on our residential weekend.

“Often professionals and school teachers get involved and make decisions for Visually Impaired people, so the fact that mentors and mentees are helping to create the mentoring service is very empowering and makes you feel valued.”

Kirsten, Look Mentor

How does the mentoring work?

The scheme is completely free, and typically lasts between six months to a year. When you sign up, we’ll be in touch and ask you what topics you are interested in discussing with your mentor. We’ll then match you with a visually impaired mentor, and conversations will take place on our online platform.

We ask you to contact your mentor minimum once a week.

To find out more about signing up to our free student mentoring scheme, email Ruth Storey at: youth@look-uk.orgor call: 07826 795033 

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