As a mature student, I had a gap year lasting nearly 30 years between leaving college and starting university. Despite being born partially sighted (and now registered blind), I have always been an avid reader, and interested in writing. I began my undergraduate studies in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester in 2016, have just completed my Masters, and have now applied to do my PhD.
Throughout research for my studies, I have become interested in law. I have always been a tenacious campaigner and advocate for visually impaired people and believe passionately in getting their voices heard. Therefore, I am now looking to switch my career plans to study Law and become a Barrister specializing in Disability Discrimination, Intellectual Property Law, and Medical Negligence. This is alongside finding a literary agent for my children’s stories featuring my former guide dog, Wanda (pictured), who tells the stories from her own point of view.
I joined the Student Voices group in 2021 and have met some wonderful friends from all around the country who I would never have met without TPT. I look forward to continuing to work with TPT and helping to make the Student Voices group stronger and more successful. We have certainly got off to a very good start.