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Vacancies on AGCAS Disability Task Group

There are currently two vacancies for AGCAS members on the Disability Task Group (DTG).

We are an active and enthusiastic group and are very keen to welcome new members who share our interest in helping disabled students and graduates.

The group comprises 7 members and meets 3 times a year (once by telephone) to discuss a range of issues connected to supporting disabled students and graduates.

Recent outputs of the group have included:
• an AGCAS video ‘Get that job: a guide for graduates with disabilities’;
• a set of case studies to help practitioners work with disabled clients;
• an FAQ resource to help practitioners keep up to date with issues relating to disability;
• this newly launched blog!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the DTG please submit a short piece (guideline of around 700 words) explaining your interest in joining, any relevant experience and what you believe you could contribute. A Word document would be preferred as submissions will be circulated to group members to read.

Applications should be emailed to Eddie Tunnah (Task Group Chair), eddie.tunnah@open.ac.uk, by Wednesday 30th April. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after this date.

The next meeting of the DTG will be held in Sheffield in July, and we hope the new members will be able to join us for this meeting.

Best wishes

Eddie

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Enhancing your work with disabled students and graduates – AGCAS Training Event – Monday 24th March 2014

Hilary Whorrall and I are facilitating the above session at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  We have a few places left, further details and booking form can be found on the AGCAS website.  If you are interested contact me as soon as possible at eddie.tunnah@open.ac.uk

It should be a good day – in addition to ourselves we have inputs from the Open University’s Mental Health Adviser, and organisations Leonard Cheshire Disability and EmployAbility.

It will also be the chance to have a first look at the Disability Task Groups new video: ‘Get that job: a guide for graduates with disabilities’.

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The New AGCAS DTG Blog!

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Welcome to the new AGCAS Disability Task Group blog.

Our group comprises of H.E. careers professionals from across the UK whose aim is to make progress on a range of issues concerning support for disabled students and graduates. We have decided to start this blog for a few reasons.

Firstly, to keep likeminded careers professionals up to date with the group’s work, such as,
– Training events, like the ‘Enhancing your work with disabled students and graduates‘ session next month
– Reports, including the as ‘What Happens Next?’ which details destinations information of disabled graduates across the UK.
– Information resources, such as ‘Working with disabled students and graduates – FAQs’ on the AGCAS website.

Secondly, we hope to use this blog as a place to share experience and good practice from both ourselves, and other practitioners across AGCAS, when working with disabled students.

Thirdly, we intend to highlight any new useful resources, organisations or training events that we feel may be of interest to other careers professionals who share interest in working with students and graduates with disabilities.

If you are interested please stay tuned, sign up, or do whatever people do with blogs, and we hope that you will find this blog useful and/or interesting. Hopefully both!

Mark Allen

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