Rebecca Miller studies Travel and Tourism Level 5 at West Lothian College and has dealt with vision impairment from a young age. Initially studying cookery, Rebecca’s disability led to a change in her studies.
“I was doing cooking before and it was a struggle at times so the tutors suggested I change over. I spoke to Joanna and started Travel and Tourism. She’s been really helpful and I’m not even having to use my support as much as I was because Joanna’s helping me so much.”
Rebecca hasn’t let her disability slow her down and has drawn on the resources at the college to help make things run smoothly in her learning. Rebecca uses assistive technologies, like a digital magnifier, which enable her to work independently and uses support from the Support for Learning Team with specific tasks such as assessments.
“The facilities here are really good, I had obviously learned it anyway with mobility but the tutors and stuff are really helpful if you need them and the support is amazing as well. It’s been a really positive experience so far and everyone has been so good.”
Rebecca hopes to either move into working with children in the future or to work in a hotel, assisting guests and making full use of her travel and tourism learning.
Lecturer Joanna Henry said: “Rebecca has been doing really well on the Travel and Tourism course. She’s very confident and has lots of stories to tell. She’s doing particularly well with her role plays in ‘Customer Care’ and ‘Selling Skills’. These allow Rebecca to show off her brilliant personality. She’s always got excellent contribution to any of the class discussions.”