Support for students with Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

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

How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Recently there has been a growing awareness around neurodiversity, along with the benefits of having neurodiverse employees in a company. However, many neurodiverse people still experience a lot of struggles when applying for jobs that they’re more than capable of doing. Many recruitment processes unintentionally create barriers that both put neurodiverse people off from applying,… Read More How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Being dyspraxic, I’ve always found my brain ‘locks’ when trying to concentrate on something important that involves any level of stress – including preparing for interviews. This has led to a few instances in my life where I’d be asked a question in an interview, and think ‘I didn’t think to prepare for that, but… Read More Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying… Read More Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

EmployAbility Webinars for disabled students

Following on from our post on April 29th links to the Next Generation Inclusive Thinking webinars for disabled students run by EmployAbility can be found here. Cindy McAlister from Employability has also shared some FAQs they’ve received – 1. At what stage of the recruitment process should I disclose my disability?  You don’t have to… Read More EmployAbility Webinars for disabled students

Preparing for virtual assessment centres

As part of their response to the COVID-19 situation, many graduate employers have moved their recruitment activities more online, including assessment centres. Online (otherwise known as ‘virtual’) assessment centres involve completing a series of activities virtually where the employer will assess your performance against their criteria. These activities can include interviews, in-tray exercises, group work… Read More Preparing for virtual assessment centres

Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students

EmployAbility are holding weekly 45 minute webinars in order to support disabled students who require help to get started. Specifically, these sessions are aimed at disabled students, with regular sessions until at least mid-May. 29th April, 2pm: Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments (Replay available soon) 6th May, 2pm: Open Q & A: Your Disability and Employment Questions Answered… Read More Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students

Interview with Tab Ahmad, Founder & CEO of EmployAbility

Tab Ahmad is the founder and CEO of EmployAbility, a not-for-profit organisation that supports neurodiverse and disabled students and graduates into employment, as well as providing ongoing support once in employment. She kindly gave some of her time to share some key insights for the blog. It’s about ‘adjustments’, not ‘reasonable adjustments’ One topic that… Read More Interview with Tab Ahmad, Founder & CEO of EmployAbility

How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

This blog is part of our series on neurodiversity, and is on a topic that’s very close to my heart, as being dyspraxic myself I’m aware that when dyspraxia is discussed, there’s a (understandable) focus on the challenges, but less understanding and appreciation of the strengths that come with dyspraxia.  Step 1 – Every person’s… Read More How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

University of Greenwich STAART Facebook & Twitter groups for disabled students

The University of Greenwich have recently started a Facebook group and Twitter account providing information for all prospective and current disabled university students to help with getting the most out of their time at university. This group is for disabled and dyslexic people considering going to university, and current disabled students. Although we are UK… Read More University of Greenwich STAART Facebook & Twitter groups for disabled students