UCAN members Megan John and Mared Jarman graduated from the UCAN Lead workshop leader training programme in July and last week, Megan and Mared delivered a lecture to Optometry students at Cardiff University, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, titled ‘Living With Visual Impairment’.
Dr Rhodri Woodhouse, a Teaching Fellow at Cardiff University, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, said:
‘One of the objectives of the Human Development module is for students to understand the people they will be testing for the rest of their optometry careers. I approached UCAN with the hopes that they could lead some practical sessions and give the students a first-hand insight into living with visual impairment. Megan and Mared jumped at the opportunity to run the sessions and their first session went better than any of us had expected. They engaged the students and kept their attention with more skill than some who have been lecturing for much longer! The students engaged well with the tasks they were given and all of them came away with a greater understanding of what it means to be visually impaired than they had entered the room with. We’re already looking forward to seeing what the girls come up with next year!’