5 tips for taking psychometric tests

With graduate scheme applications season almost upon us, I thought it was a good time to share a few top tips for disabled students taking psychometric tests. Here are my top 5 tips: You can find more tips for navigating psychometric tests here on our Disability Task Group psychometric tests resource: https://www.agcas.org.uk/Task-Groups/disability-task-group/137586 (Once you click… Read More 5 tips for taking psychometric tests

Progress on the new autism employability course

Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, has today published The Professionalism Issue Within the issue, there is a feature on a free online employability course for autistic students and graduates mentioned previously on this blog when we launched it in May of this year. We know that autistic graduates experience the highest unemployment rate of all disability… Read More Progress on the new autism employability course

How to approach 1-2-1 appointments with disabled students

The Disability Task Group presented at last month’s AGCAS Conference. The recording of ‘How to approach 1-2-1 appointments with disabled students: mental health, neurodiversity, and other conditions’ can be found here: https://www.agcas.org.uk/Annual-Conference-2022/Parallel-sessions-A#A1 Overview of the presentation: National Context Practical adjustments for 1-2-1 appointments Common themes Reflections Resources Q&As Hope this will be a useful resource… Read More How to approach 1-2-1 appointments with disabled students

What Happens Next? 2022 (A report on the outcomes of 2019 disabled graduates)

Based on Graduate Outcomes data, What Happens Next? 2022 looks in detail at the outcomes of 2019 disabled graduates. The report has been produced annually by the AGCAS Disability Task Group for nearly 20 years. Some key findings from the 2022 report: The ongoing upward trend in the proportion of graduates from first degrees disclosing a disability… Read More What Happens Next? 2022 (A report on the outcomes of 2019 disabled graduates)

Free employability course for autistic students & graduates!

I’m excited to let you know about a new employability course for autistic students and graduates. The course has 5 main sections covering interview preparation, adjustments, knowing yourself & your autism, and planning your career path. It has been created by both autistic and non-autistic professionals. For more about the course, and to meet my… Read More Free employability course for autistic students & graduates!

Inclusive careers support for undergraduate physics students provided by the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) is a collaboration between business and the university physics departments of Hull, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and York. Funded by the OfS, WRIPA places a strong emphasis on supporting physics students to find regional technical work. As part of this endeavour the WRIPA team at the Department of Physics,… Read More Inclusive careers support for undergraduate physics students provided by the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

Everyday disability terms explained – reasonable adjustments

If you are a disabled applicant or employee, employers must make sure that you are not disadvantaged when completing a job application or carrying out a job role. This means they must make reasonable adjustments. As a disabled applicant, you have the right to ask for changes to be made to an application form, test, interview, or assessment centre if this… Read More Everyday disability terms explained – reasonable adjustments

Blind in Business – free workshops for disabled students and graduates

Blind in Business (BiB) is a national charity that works to support blind and partially sighted young people into employment. We work with approx. 140 people each year, ranging from students interested in degree apprenticeships to university students and graduates supporting them into internships, graduate jobs and graduate schemes. Over the last 30 years, BiB… Read More Blind in Business – free workshops for disabled students and graduates