£908raised of £2,000 target by 33 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Continue my studies at University of Central Lancashire to complete my BSC in Neuro-psychology

Preston. Uk

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My name is Samantha Ash. I am a 24 year old blind lady from the Isle of Man. My dream is to become a Neuro-Psychologist and work with people who have suffered brain injuries.

I have been in mainstream education until I went to the Royal National College for the Blind which was partly funded by the Isle of Man Government at the age of 18. I had to fight, to get there
as the government, at first, refused me the opportunity to enhance my independent living skills. Whilst at RNC, I was diagnosed as having epilepsy. This meant that I left without any job prospects. for the last three years, I have been working on an Open University course, BSC Psychology and Counselling at home which has meant that my independent living skills have lapsed. Also, I feel isolated as I have had to study alone; the diagrams and other course material are sometimes in the incorrect format; and I had trouble contacting my course lecturers for support

Despite this, I have received an unconditional offer onto a BSC (hons) course in neuropsychology degree at the University of Central Lancashire, (UCLan). I am pleased to inform you all that I have managed to find the money for my tuition fees, however, the isle of Man won't cover my disabled student allowance, as they say I am not able to get a student award, due to studying at the OU. Now, I'm left with the shortfall of finding money for my living expenses . I thank you for all the donations so far. If you'd still like to donate to the page, you can do so if you wish.

I feel studying in the UK would give me a better chance of gaining work experience, as well as developing my independent living skills, confidence, and will allow me to contribute to society. I do not wish to be a statistic. I wish to be a contributing member of society.

Thank you all for reading. Please feel free to listen to the following EP. It is of me singing. I hope you enjoy. https://soundcloud.com/samantha-jade-ash-1/sets/dreams-in-darkness-ep

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  • Samantha Ash13 days ago
    Samantha Ash

    Samantha Ash

    13 days ago

    Currently, I'm switching epilepsy medications, which is making my moods swing. However, other than that, I really enjoyed my language and the brain lecture. Thank you for donations so far, but please could you keep sharing, and tell your friends, as the government have not been definite about paying for my third year. I'm in limbo. Please help. I want this degree.

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  • Samantha Ash1 month ago
    Samantha Ash

    Samantha Ash

    1 month ago

    For a social psychology essay, I received 42%, and for a curiculum vitae assessment, I received 100%. I would not change this university experience for the world, and I'm getting great healthcare over here too for my epilepsy, and finally being listened too, regarding my lungs. The government have said They may pay for my third year, but have not been definite in their "may." Please donate as much as you can, in order to allow me to actually achieve my dream of gaining a BSC (hons) and then going on to do a masters. Thank you very much.

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  • Samantha Ash2 months ago
    Samantha Ash

    Samantha Ash

    2 months ago

    Thank you all so far for the donations that I have received. I return to UCLan on 5th January by ferry. When I return to lectures, on 8th January, I'll let you know how they're getting on. In other news, I'm hopefully securing a voluntary placement at Headway Preston&Chorley. I'm very excited.

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7 months ago

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  • Emma Maher

    Emma Maher

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck with getting the funds for your studies Sam. I really hope your dreams can come true. I'm rooting for you.


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    Jan 25, 2018


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    Jan 24, 2018

    Wishing you good luck


  • Duncan Ross

    Duncan Ross

    Jan 12, 2018

    Good Luck in your continuing studies.


  • Christine Thomas

    Christine Thomas

    Jan 3, 2018

    Good luck with your fundraising. Your perseverance is a shining example to others - that you should follow your dreams and they will come true. :)


  • Barry Morgan

    Barry Morgan

    Dec 16, 2017

    Ok Sam, good start call this your Xmas present xx


  • Katie Thornton

    Katie Thornton

    Oct 16, 2017

    :) Hope this helps. You've got a beautiful singing voice too!


About the fundraiser
Samantha Ash

Samantha Ash

Preston. Uk

24 years old. Totally blind. Have epilepsy.

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