The Equality Act 2010 is legislation designed to give rights to those with ‘protected characteristics’; disability is one of those characteristics. This allows for a mental health difficulty to come under the protection of the law. However, speaking to an employer about a mental health challenge can still be intimidating. For this post, I’ve collated… Read More Advice for if you feel worried speaking to an employer about your mental health challenges
Photo credit – Inside Higher Ed If you are a student or graduate with Cerebral Palsy and are finding it difficult to make progress in your career decisions and starting employment, I hope the following advice and insight helps. Simon Stevens, Disability Consultant and Activist “Employment can mean working for someone else or working for… Read More Finding work as a student with Cerebral Palsy
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to a disabled student who is nervous speaking to an employer about workplace support?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Julian John, Managing Director,… Read More Speaking to an employer about workplace support.
The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students
Graeme has several years’ experience as a disability consultant, including working with Viacom, Channel 4 and Lloyds TSB to improve their processes and culture for recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. Among other projects Graeme also works with the Business Disability Forum supporting businesses in improving their practises for both disabled customers and… Read More Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant
Todd Eden is co-founder of Lead Now, an organisation that runs events for UK undergraduates to to boost their emotional intelligence, self-confidence, stress tolerance, aspiration and motivation; enabling them to achieve personal wellbeing and career potential. Todd’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeden/. The below article is based on Todd’s experience of delivering workshops, including to… Read More 8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants
This report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled graduates and provides real evidence of the effects of a disability on a graduate’s employment prospects. What Happens Next? has been produced annually by the AGCAS Disability Task Group for 16 years. Over the years these reports have unearthed that disabled graduates’ prospects in the labour market… Read More What Happens Next? – A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates 2018