With it soon being Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we’d like to highlight several articles for students who experience mental health challenges. Unfortunately couldn’t tenuously link anything into this years’ theme of ‘body image’, still hope they’re very useful. This includes: Job searching advice for students experiencing mental health challenges Advice for if you feel… Read More It’s soon Mental Health Awareness Week, here’s a summary of our recent articles on this topic.
Asking for adjustments in the work place can be difficult, especially if you are unsure of exactly what to ask for. This article hopes to address this, and is split into two parts- Firstly, answers to the question ‘What are some of the best things you’ve seen employers do to support staff experiencing mental health… Read More What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?
If you experience social anxiety, attending a formal job interview with strangers may be something you really don’t look forward to. Beyond the essential steps of researching the employer, thinking about questions you might get asked, working with your careers service and so on, below are some excerpts of advice to help with this. Claire… Read More Social anxiety and job interviews
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “What’s the best piece of advice you would give to a student with mental health challenges who is looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Nick Elston “Avoid assumption. We… Read More Job searching advice for students experiencing mental health challenges
Careers in finance and banking are competitive to get into, and you may feel that having a disability could be seen as a hindrance to your chances. However, many companies are being proactive in diversifying their workforce as they are keen to recruit and keep the best people. Below are some advice and examples to… Read More Advice for disabled students looking for employment in finance or banking
As a student, you may worry about whether an employer will actually be accommodating about your disability. While we know that not every organisation is perfect at this (and some sadly not very good at all), there are many organisations that are very proactive. To illustrate what is possible, I asked several established disability consultants… Read More How can employers support disabled staff?
by Claire Aydogan and Dr Marc Fabri, IMAGE (www.imageautism.com) The Situation There is a steady rise in the numbers of autistic students in HE, fuelled by increasing numbers of diagnoses, widening participation initiatives and better support during enrolment and study. Often highly dedicated to their subject, academically competent yet challenged by rigorous recruitment processes, these… Read More Achieving academically yet failing graduate recruitment processes – The truth for autistic graduates