My name is Jordan Wood and I have an undiagnosed genetic condition, which affects my mobility and communication skills. My interests are all about sports, music, video games and just hanging out. I believe I am a strong-minded person knowing what I want, and I don’t let my disability hinder my desire to achieve my life ‘s goals.

I am writing this blog to introduce myself, my journey through university and how I know that my writing will affect and inspire people with disabilities or not to accomplish goals when your mind, commitment, energy and dedication are attainable.

I have always dreamed of becoming a football manager when I was a little kid. I would say that my passion of sport started really early. My greatest influence was my dad, with whom I would sit for hours watching televised sports and even live matches. I have two teams that I greatly support. They are Tottenham Hotspur and Wycombe Wanderers which is my home team.

“I believe I am a strong-minded person knowing what I want, I don’t let my disability hinder my desire to achieve my life ‘s goals.”

For four years I attended Solent University in Southampton. I began my foundation year and slowly progressed to finish graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism.  There was a lot to think about when I started University. I had to choose the right University so I could study the course I wanted. Solent University really appealed to me, primarily because it seemed to have the greatest accessibility for people with disabilities and the chance to learn the course I want.

Reflecting back at my University years at Solent, my biggest comfort would be the friends I made over time. University is a big step, and the feeling of undertaking it alone can make it much harder. Having a good network of support in place have made me feel much stronger whilst I undertake my studies.

“I believe I was one of the first non-verbal student with disabilities, which was possibly difficult to prepare for, I hope my experience would help strengthen the University  for future non-verbal students

I chose to study Sports Journalism because of my passion for writing and my love of sports. I think my greatest obstacle would be the lack of expertise to satisfy my disability need. I believe I was one of the first non-verbal student with disabilities, which was possibly difficult to prepare for and I hope my experience would help strengthen the University for future non-verbal students with disabilities.

One of my greatest achievement is attaining a 2.1 for my first Degree. Also, for my dedication to journalism I was awarded a Bob Norris Award and I was also nominated by my lecturers for making exceptional progress, achieving great results and making significant contribution towards my year group.

As I embark on my new journey to do my Masters in Sports Broadcast Journalism, I would like to tell my readers that you can do it regardless of your disability, if you can dream about it you can also do it.

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