We are looking to recruit a new member to join the Disability Task Group. We are an active and enthusiastic group and are keen to welcome anyone working in any role within a careers and employability service who shares our interest in helping disabled students and graduates. We are looking for a committed individual who… Read More We’re hiring!
Unfortunately for many of us, labels are the blockers to both how we think about ourselves and how others see us. Sometimes labels are put upon us, causing us to adopt them as who we are because that is what we are seen as, which in turn can create a negative emotion. So how can… Read More Why do labels cause so many barriers to employment?
Many universities offer ongoing support to graduates through their Alumni Department or Careers Service. This is certainly much-needed for those with a disability. It was disappointing to learn in the latest What Happens Next? report that despite figures being based on the Graduate Outcomes survey for the first time (i.e. 15 months after graduating as… Read More How to support disabled graduates
Disabled Reverse Mentoring It goes without saying that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities as everyone else but unfortunately this is not the case. In the UK disabled people are twice more likely to be unemployed compared to non-disabled people and need to apply for 60% more jobs. Amazingly 20% of the working… Read More The Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme
This year’s theme is art & creativity. Learning disabilities may be more common than you think. There are an estimated 1.5million people with a learning disability in the UK. Here are some short videos that I found interesting to watch: George debunks myths about Down’s Syndrome: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7j2qfr Sam is a man with a plan: Read… Read More Learning Disability Week 2021
Acquiring a disability whilst at university can mean big, sometimes unexpected, changes for a student, and there may be a lot to process and come to terms with. As a final year student, myself, I experienced a life-changing stroke which partially paralysed my left-hand side. The stroke changed my career plans and my friendship groups… Read More Not all disabled students identify as disabled
In the CV – it’s unlikely this would be the best option. However, there are times when it might be. Perhaps you have decided that you just want to mention your disability in passing and you feel that there is a relevant section in your CV for you to do this. It might also be… Read More Sharing information about your disability: Six options for when to do it
Danish toy manufacturer Lego have designed braille bricks. These bricks have raised bumps which correspond to characters of the braille alphabet. Lego will be making these bricks available free of charge to schools and institutions working closely with blind and visually impaired children. These bricks are currently available in 20 countries across the World, including… Read More Disability laws, adapted Lego, and Downing Street – Disability in the news
23rd March 2021 marked the first anniversary of the first lockdown of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. At the start of the first wave of infections in March 2020, the general understanding of COVID-19 was that although a small minority of those who developed symptoms would need hospital care or may die, most sufferers could… Read More Support for students with Post-Covid-19 Syndrome
I know that lots of us think about how to make our workshops & meetings with students as inclusive and accessible as possible. But, sometimes it’s difficult to know what practical steps to take. The recently published What Happens Next? 2021 report highlights the importance of supporting autistic students and graduates. Indeed, at all qualification… Read More How employers and careers advisors can make group meetings autism-friendly