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Book Reviews, Bearing Disability, Student Life and more

Writing and the New Semester

I know I haven’t been posting about my writing recently, but that means I have been busy – Right? I feel I have been busy anyway. In this post, I will give you an update my screenwriting, final draft and the new semester. Final Draft and Screenwriting I’m still using Final Draft and it is great. I have gotten to 30 pages of my 90-page script, so I am a third […]

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Banded | Berg’s Book Club

As some of you know, I am doing the pop sugar challenge, one of the prompts is Favourite prompt from the 2015-2017 challenges by popsugar So, I chose 2015 prompt – Read a book with a bad review, so after reading the book review by my friend, Lizzie  I decided this book would fit the description. And it does. It is a dystopian book, trying to imitate popular contemporary dystopian like […]

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Care Component – What does it mean?

A picture of two hands supporting another hand.

This is the second of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the Care part of the benefit is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. Read the first post on mobility here. The Care Component (Daily Living Component) The care component is supposed to help someone who have their independence limited. […]

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Elsewhere | Berg’s Book Club

Elsewhere took me only a few hours to read,  and I am not the fastest reader. It is written by  Gabrielle Zevin and is aimed at children. However, I feel the book can be enjoyed by all ages. Here is a short synopsis. Fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is in Elsewhere. The place is where people end up after they have died, it mirrors the earth – only people age backwards until they […]

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Mobility – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very similar benefits, except PIP is harder to get, especially if you have a hidden disability such as Autism, Mental Health issues or […]

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Fearless | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Fearless Book Author: Tim Lott Book Series: NA Series Number:  NA Genre: Children’s Lit First Published: June 2017 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s not often I give a book five stars, but I discovered this book when I was in that weird stage of being in Secondary School (High School) but also transferring to College—a form of education that is needed to study a uni degree—and I fell in love with the book. […]

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Disability at University

I think I’m lucky. The University of Derby takes disability into an enormous amount of consideration, that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; they still have to stop their delivery vans from blocking disabled bays, but they’re very supportive. When you look at universities, there should be a Disability Team that walks you through all the support that they can offer you. Each Uni is different and so is every experience. However, […]

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Choosing a University

Three years ago I applied to the University of Derby, but it wasn’t something I spent ten minutes deciding. I probably spent well over a year at looking at universities, starting in the winter of my AS year at college. I have Cerebral Palsy – so not only did I have to look for a university that was right for my chosen subject, but one that was right for my […]

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