Disability, My Life

Bearing Disability: Motability’s Big Event NEC — Little Sea Bear

My friend, Shannon, posted about Motability's event at the NEC centre. For those not aware, Motability is a charity that helps disabled people find cars that suit their needs using the individual's mobility allowance. I'm not on the scheme myself, however those that are considering joining the scheme may find this post interesting. Especially if… Continue reading Bearing Disability: Motability’s Big Event NEC — Little Sea Bear

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Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

Why can't ever catching a taxi be simple! Sometimes, It’s nice to get out the house, go out, meet a couple of friends and have a drink or two. But, it’s not always easy if you are disabled. Especially if part of your disability includes the use of a wheelchair. Since I can remember, I… Continue reading Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

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Student Union Election – Disability Representative Campaign 2018

Once again, I ran for Disability Representative at De Montfort University and won! Despite having Cerebral Palsy, which has left me in a wheelchair and affects three out of my four limbs, I have never given up. I have found myself in some difficult situations and some very tight spots and though they have tested… Continue reading Student Union Election – Disability Representative Campaign 2018

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Cerebral Palsy Midlands

    Finishing for the summer I wanted to relax while I had some well earned rest. I wanted to concentrate on writing and updating this blog. Being inspired by my work experience at the Birmingham Post and Mail and my first year at university, I wanted to build a creative writing portfolio full of… Continue reading Cerebral Palsy Midlands

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Work Experience Placement – Birmingham Post & Mail

In the summer between my first and second year, I was very lucky to secure work experience at the Birmingham Post & Mail. This helped me in my journey to become an aspiring journalists. During my first year at De Montfort University I was able to acquire a range of skills from both areas of my… Continue reading Work Experience Placement – Birmingham Post & Mail

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Group Newspaper 

For the final project in the Practical Journalism 1 unit for the first year, we had to get into groups and create a newspaper from scratch. Out of all my assignments presentations and projects that I have had to complete throughout my first year, this is the project I’ve been looking forward too. This is… Continue reading Group Newspaper 

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News Day 2017

During enhancement week at university in November 2017, De Montfort University arranged activities and events throughout the week. As I am a journalism student I had the chance to participate in a ‘News Day'. On the day, the classroom was set up like a live news room. There were students scattered everywhere exchanging ideas and… Continue reading News Day 2017

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Demon Media

At the activity fair during freshers week, I joined Demon Media as I planned to do from the first day of university. To get as much information as I could about the society, I picked up leaflets and a mini posters about all the strands. Within the society, I could get involved in the university’s magazine, ’The… Continue reading Demon Media