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Young people

We’ve co-designed these pages with young people across the UK, to share your stories, and experiences and bring you the information that you need to know.

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On this page, you'll find information on a wide range of issues that are important to blind and partially sighted young people.

School life and planning ahead

Our school life and planning ahead section covers choosing subjects, exams and study skills, after-school clubs and activities as well as how to start planning for life after school and moving on to college or work.

Starting college

If you are thinking about going to college then have a look at our starting college section. Find information on choosing the right college for you, what support is available at college and funding advice. You will also find useful study tips and hear about other student's experiences of starting college.

Starting university

There are lots to think about before going to university. You need to find the right course, get clear on application processes and it's handy to know where you can get financial help. Read on and you will discover lots of practical support for anything from choosing the right university and funding advice to how to make the most of student life!

Starting work

Starting work may seem daunting, but this section will help you to identify the people who can advise you about career choices, help with interview preparation, give guidance about work experience and volunteering and advise about the support mechanisms available, such as the Access to Work scheme.

Transition guides

We've created handy guides for blind and partially sighted young people who are about to move into higher education and work.