During my final year I was proudly elected as Disabilities’ Officer for the Student’s Union. It was a chance for me to focus my advocacy efforts closer to home. Some of the things I achieved included securing funding for assistive technology, supporting an accessibility audit and hosting many awareness events.
By the time I graduated I was exhausted but so proud. I gave it my all and the hard work paid off. A particularly proud moment was my dissertation which looked at the transition from adolescence to adulthood for young people with cerebral palsy, something that produced fascinating results. Moreover, I was asked to give the Vote of Thanks speech at graduation on behalf of my peers and received a British Education Award for my contributions throughout my educational journey. I also secured a full-time role working for Scope as a forum moderator and content creator. This role means I get to support disabled people and their families and use my experiences to enable others to achieve.
If you would like to follow my work, my blog can be found at www.chloetear.co.uk.
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