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Christmas Student Social – 19 Dec!

Christmas Student  Social - 19 December  - 1 pm - 2.30 pm

Christmas Student  Social – 19 December  – 1 pm- 2.30 pm

Who is ready for some Christmas fun? 

Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Student Support Service is hosting its very first Christmas social event and you don’t want to miss it!

Meet new people and challenge yourself with our festive quiz, before showing off your creativity, skills and interests in our ‘Show your talent’ feature, celebrating through song, dance, magic, poetry, art – any talent you would like to share with us!

The event will be held on Saturday 19th December 1 pm – 2.30 pm.

This event is open to all students over 16 years, and recent graduates.

 

To book a place for the quiz or to show your talent, email

studentsupport@pocklington-trust.org.uk

Prizes will be available for the winning quiz team, so make sure you are there.

 

 

Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire

Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire with Lucy Edwardsre

Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire – LookUK event 

Date: 1st December 2020   Time: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Getting through a whole term of university should always be celebrated, but this year more than ever. Reflect and Inspire with us!

This year has been like no other, and with so many changes to how we live, study and socialise, students have had a lot to deal with in this first term. Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Student Support Service and LOOK UK have teamed up to host Reflect and Inspire: Student Q&A and Motivational Talk with Lucy Edwards.

To find out more and book your place, head to:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/class-of-covid-19…

This is one not to be missed!

We are really excited to launch our next event, in collaboration with

LOOK – supporting families living with visual impairment

This event will involve a diverse panel answering your queries about the situations you have dealt with as a student during Covid-19, decisions to be made, and support to access while at University.

Then our star guest, motivational speaker, social media influencer and journalist Lucy Edwards will speak to the group about coping strategies and self-care tips, while spreading some up-beat positivity!

Please note: this event is exclusively open to VI students currently studying in higher education.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and meeting details will be provided after registration. If you have any issues or questions with registration please email events@look-uk.org

LOOK UK offer a tailored peer-mentoring service for visually impaired young people which connects VI students with a VI graduate to offer advice, support and guidance based on their own experiences. Our topical online and offline events for young people, parent/carers and professionals aim to empower our community with information and connection. Our events include peer-support groups, youth forums and informative webinars. From these events we create a catalogue of resources housed on our website such as podcasts, webinar recordings and accessible documents on a range of topics including assistive tech, remote learning and VI student Q&A’s.

Additional details and links to our service:

Email: info@look-uk.org

Telephone helpline: 07464 351958

Website: www.look-uk.org

 

Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire

Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire with Lucy Edwardsre
Venue:
Zoom Online
Time:
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Phone:
07464 351958
Date:
01st December 2020
Cost:
FREE


Class of Covid-19: Reflect and Inspire – LookUK event 

Date: 1st December 2020   Time: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Getting through a whole term of university should always be celebrated, but this year more than ever. Reflect and Inspire with us!

This year has been like no other, and with so many changes to how we live, study and socialise, students have had a lot to deal with in this first term. Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Student Support Service and LOOK UK have teamed up to host Reflect and Inspire: Student Q&A and Motivational Talk with Lucy Edwards.

To find out more and book your place, head to:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/class-of-covid-19…

This is one not to be missed!

We are really excited to launch our next event, in collaboration with

LOOK – supporting families living with visual impairment

This event will involve a diverse panel answering your queries about the situations you have dealt with as a student during Covid-19, decisions to be made, and support to access while at University.

Then our star guest, motivational speaker, social media influencer and journalist Lucy Edwards will speak to the group about coping strategies and self-care tips, while spreading some up-beat positivity!

Please note: this event is exclusively open to VI students currently studying in higher education.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and meeting details will be provided after registration. If you have any issues or questions with registration please email events@look-uk.org

LOOK UK offer a tailored peer-mentoring service for visually impaired young people which connects VI students with a VI graduate to offer advice, support and guidance based on their own experiences. Our topical online and offline events for young people, parent/carers and professionals aim to empower our community with information and connection. Our events include peer-support groups, youth forums and informative webinars. From these events we create a catalogue of resources housed on our website such as podcasts, webinar recordings and accessible documents on a range of topics including assistive tech, remote learning and VI student Q&A’s.

Additional details and links to our service:

Email: info@look-uk.org

Telephone helpline: 07464 351958

Website: www.look-uk.org

 

TPT Launches New Coaching Offer!

Facing Redundancy? TPT Launches New Coaching Offer

New professional coaching service for blind and partially sighted people

Original Post by pocklington-trust.org.uk

Blind and partially sighted people who are facing redundancy or have been made redundant can get support through a new professional coaching service launched by Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and the Centre for Resolution.

Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager at TPT, said: “Citizens Advice research has revealed disabled people are at least twice as likely to face redundancy*.  And the hard truth is that right now securing a job is likely to be even harder for blind and partially sighted people due to increased competition for fewer roles.”

View professional Coaching page on the Thomas Pocklington trusts page

The new professional coaching service, delivered by the Centre for Resolution, an established mediation and coaching company, will help people who have been made redundant work through what steps they need to take to secure their next role.

If you think coaching will help you to make a plan for your next career goals or want to figure out what those goals are, send an email to   employment@pocklington-trust.org.uk  and they can arrange an initial call to see if coaching is right for you.

Ryan Compton, Director of the Centre for Resolution, said: “As a visually impaired person myself, I know the challenges blind and partially sighted people face both securing employment and progressing in their careers.  So, we are delighted to partner with TPT to provide this service specifically to visually impaired people.

“TPT is funding the service so it is free for blind and partially sighted people who need it.  Our coaches will help them identify career goals, develop a strategy with action steps to reach those goals, and provide accountability to achieve them. The career coach will use proven listening and querying techniques to support them as they find their own answers to problems they are facing.”

Martin added: “We know that assistive technology allows blind and partially sighted people to perform roles in the workplace as well as their fully sighted colleagues. But many employers as still oblivious to this and ‘won’t take the chance’ with blind and partially sighted candidates.  The new coaching service aims to try to level the playing field, to give people confidence and help them to find direction.”

The Centre for Resolution

The Centre for Resolution provides a range of services to individuals, families and organisations including civil, workplace, disability and family mediation, mediation skills and disability awareness training.

The aim of Centre for Resolution is to increase effective communication between colleagues and employers, family members and ex-partners, service providers and service users.  It is a Disabled Confident employer and proud member of the College of Mediators.

www.centreforresolution.com

 

In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020

original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged Ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight, he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award