Step six: Taking a gap year

It may be that university is the right choice for you now, or it may be that you have an urge to do something different before undertaking this route, and take a gap year…

Students with visual impairment have taken this opportunity to go traveling, get some work experience, volunteer abroad in a school, or to take a language course in a different country.

“…had a fantastic, fantastic gap year. I had three jobs at the end of it practically. Non-paid, all voluntary and all music related and enjoyable, and it was the best decision I ever made”

If you have applied for your university, it may be possible to defer your place for year. If this is an option for you, discuss this with you admissions tutors. We still recommend keeping on top of your DSA application and contacting the disability support office.

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and other funding.

Independent Gap Year Advice and Support for young people accessible website.

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