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What inspired you to study the Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) course?

"BCU has exceeded my expectations"

Visual impairment
A day in the life of...

a visual impairment rehabilitation officer

"I decided to study the Rehabilitation Work course at Birmingham City University after I shadowed one of the Rehabilitation Officers from Leeds who was teaching a young girl orientation and mobility skills. I witnessed how much it changed her life and how happy she was with what she had achieved! Ever since that point, I knew that it was something I wanted to do in the future."

Shannon Donoghue (Visual Impairment 2nd year student)

"The Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) course at Birmingham City University is widely noted as being the best. The lecturers are spoken highly of within the VI field and I wanted to find out for myself. Birmingham City University has exceeded my expectations."

Julie Thomas (Visual Impairment 2nd year student)

"I wanted to make a huge difference to service users' lives"

"I’d heard fantastic things about Birmingham City University from previous Rehabilitation Officers for the Visually Impaired (ROVIs) that have taken the course. I wanted to become a qualified ROVI after realising that the people who do this work are making a huge difference to service users’ lives and they help service users realise that they can accomplish shopping independently with the support from ROVIs.”

Rebecca Jessop (Visual Impairment 2nd year student)

"I chose to study rehabilitation work because I wanted to work first-hand with people with sight loss, to enable them to be independent and do things on their terms. Birmingham City University has enabled me to do that.

Abigail West (Visual Impairment 2nd year student)

Visual cooking
Rehab Officer Job

and what's involved