Recently, I went to a day-long neurodiversity seminar. Here are 3 things that particularly stuck in my mind… 1. What does it say on the label? Neurodiversity is a term that has gained wider usage since its beginnings in the late 1990s. Neurodivergence is typically experienced on a spectrum; forms include ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia,… Read More A quick post on neurodiversity
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
Well-organised disability networks can be a great platform for:
– Raising awareness of the complexities and challenges having a disability can bring
– Accessing support and advice from other people who have their own experience of disability
… Read More 5 reasons to get involved with disability networks
As a disabled student wanting to get a job in this competitive sector, you may feel disadvantaged by having a disability. We have collated some insight from people who work in the profession to hopefully make this a little easier. Zoe Allen-Robinson, Solicitors Regulation Authority “I think law is a very challenging area to get… Read More Interested in working in law?
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