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
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
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?
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
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
Careers Consultant, Viki Chinn, reflects on the challenges faced as a disabled individual in a time where COVID-19 has changed the way we work and collaborate: Before COVID-19 I wonder what I would have said if someone had told me six months ago that there would be a period of time, in the not too… Read More When the adjustments need adjustments: managing the COVID-19 work from home challenges
This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and the British Dyslexia Association are focusing on the theme #21stCenturyDyslexia. For more information, including how to get involved, visit http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events/view/name/dyslexia-awareness-week-1-7-october-2018
For information – details of two external disability related conferences that might be of interest to readers of this blog: In Defence of Disability: De Montfort University’s third annual disability conference. 6-7 June 2018 at DMU Hugh Aston Building, Leicester Speakers will include: Bettina Rigg, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP Phil Scarffe, Head of Student… Read More Upcoming disability conferences
Those of you who are members of The AGCAS Disability Development Network (DDN) discussion list may have already seen this Understanding Stammering (Nov 2017) Guide for Employers created by The Employers Stammering Network (ESN) (a British Stammering Association (BSA) initiative). This is a really useful and comprehensive resource, so we thought we would share on the blog… Read More Stammering – a useful employer resource
Apologies from the DTG team that the blog has been a little quiet of late but now things are finally calming down for most of us….we hope you are ready for a last minute round up of some disability related news and advice you may have missed this year? It’s quite a read, so grab… Read More Ready for your festive round up?