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London Vision -V I Student Network

Internships For You

After a very successful Student Network launch event in October we are very pleased to inform you of our next event "Internships For You".

We will be collaborating with Blind in Business and Lenonard Cheshire to deliver this event, both of whom will be telling you about how they support blind and partially sighted students into valuable and accessible internships and more importantly, how they can support you!

Laura from Leonard Cheshire will be talking to you about their 'Change 100 Programme', an internship programme that provides disabled students and graduates an opportunity to work in an organisation relevant to their career choice for 100 days, with them providing their support throughout.

James from Blind in Business will be speaking about the many different internship programmes they support blind and partially sighted students in to and what opportunities are currently available.

When:     Monday 3rd December

Time:      6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Where:   Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South (entrance D), Tavistock Square, London WC1 9LG

If you would like to attend this event please e-mail student.london@londonvision.org

We can arrange assistance from Euston Station to our venue, if you would like some support please let us know by Monday 26th November. 

For any further enquiries please contact Alex Pepper on  07970 725 620

We look forward to welcoming you.

Best wishes - The London Vision Team

      


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Royal National College for the Blind

RNC Open DayFriday 7th December 2018 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

For prospective students, families and professionals working with young people

Join us for an informative day here in Hereford:

  • meet current students and staff
  • discuss funding, careers and transitions
  • attend lesson drop-in sessions
  • tour the campus focusing on our unique programme featuring independent living skills, mobility, ICT, Braille

For more information and to request a booking form call 01423 376 621 or e-mail info@rnc.ac.uk

 

 


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TfL Sutton Link Project

TfL would like to hear your views on a public consultation about the Sutton Link project.

Sutton Link is a proposed major new transport service for Sutton and Merton.  There will be consultation on three potential routes from Sutton town centre to Wimbledon, South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood.

Views on two types of transport - tram or Bus Rapid Transit (similar to a tram but running on road rather than rails) are also sought.

The project aims to:

  • make it quicker to travel between Sutton and Merton and improve links to central London
  • improve access to jobs and services from less connected parts of both boroughs
  • support the delivery of new homes in both boroughs

 

For full details and to share your views, and to find out about more about consultation events, please visit: tfl.gov.uk/sutton-link

The consultation runs until 6th January 2019.

 

 


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VI Talk

VI Talk are holding a link day on 24th November from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., supported by the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

 The venue is Thomas Pocklington Trust Hub, Tavistock House South (Entrance D), Tavistock Square, London WC14 9LG

There will be a free buffet lunch and refreshments.

Two confirmed speakers - one from Transport for London and the second from Metro Blind Sports.

To attend this event please e-mail info@vitalk.co.uk for further information and a booking form.

This is an ideal opportunity for people to get together to make new friends or catch up with old ones.

  

 

 

 


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TfL New Technology Consultation

Over the past year, TfL have been developing new technology to add sounds to silent countdown pedestrian crossings.

They have now developed a prototype and want to hear your views.  The session will take place from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 7th November near the Palestra Office (197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8JZ).  All are welcome to see the prototype - which will involve a fully functioning set of traffic signals in a safe and accessible outdoor area.

You can drop in at any point during the afternoon to suit  you.

For further information or to confirm your attendance please e-mail Amy from TfL by 1st November on AmyEdgar@tfl.gov.uk