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  • Motivation and reward

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    Monday, 15 September 2014
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    Jill Hendry talks about how motivation and determination helped her achieve against the odds

  • My Novel – developing the plot

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    Tuesday, 9 September 2014
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    Fahima provides us with an update on her novel and why she's struggling with characterisation.

  • Getting the right support

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    Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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    Jill Hendry reflects on the support she did and didn’t want, and sensitivity that made a real difference.

  • Work experience – finding the right environment for me

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    Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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    I recently took part in two weeks work experience for my Health and Social Care course. I was placed at a secondary school for students with disabilities.

  • The benefits of volunteering

    Posted: 
    Thursday, 24 July 2014
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    Rebecca Hailstone’s talks us through the highlights of volunteering and why it's beneficial to all involved.

  • 6 tips for surviving GCSEs when you're visually impaired

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    Tuesday, 8 July 2014
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    Visually impaired with exams approaching? Don't hit the books without student Katherine Healey's advice

    GCSEs are hard. Fact. Being visually impaired (VI), that’s hard too. Dealing with the two, is just crazy. I’m in Year 10 and I can safely say every day is a challenge. But rest assured, I've come up with six solutions to surviving GCSEs, and at the end of it, hopefully all that hard work will pay off. 

  • Preparing for adult life

    Posted: 
    Friday, 16 May 2014
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    Jill Hendry offers her reflections on preparing for adult life

    'My whole life I was told that as you grow up you have to become independent, find a job and make money, so you can buy the things that you need and live on your own. I always thought that if you worked hard, the things that you bought, like treats, feel more special when you achieve it by yourself.

  • A small step forward

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    Tuesday, 29 April 2014
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    Student Danielle Brewster, Devon, visited The Royal National College for the Blind to see if it was the college for her. Here's how she got on...

  • The impact of social media

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    Monday, 31 March 2014
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    Jill Hendry, aged 19, writes about the impact of social media in her life

    As I sit with my iPhone talking with friends I realise that social media is not just a fun way to keep in touch with people, but just how much information can be shared quickly right across the world.

    Facebook and Twitter make it easy to interact with people anywhere and at any time to discuss ideas and pass on information such as images, text and videos.

  • Next steps

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    Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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    I am Insight's new Young Columnist and will provide Mind's Eye with updates throughout 2014. I am nineteen and found out I had Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) when I was 16. I have A Guide Dog called Bazil, who I was matched with in March 2013.

    My name is Jill Hendry and I am nineteen years old. I have an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), which I found out I had when I was sixteen.

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