An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news

1 in 5 of the UK working age population are disabled. Yet, last year, only around 35,000 people applied for Access to Work (AtW). That’s less than 1% of the disabled workforce. This is partially explained by the following: most workplace adjustments don’t cost any money to implement it could be that the adjustment needed… Read More An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news

Virtual interview advice in a time of Covid-19

”…Providing some practical (interview) tips for students can make a real difference to them increasing their chances of a successful outcome. This is especially important for neurodivergent students who may have some additional challenges with communication…and increased levels of anxiety.’’ One huge change that has happened during Covid-19 has been the flip to, and necessity… Read More Virtual interview advice in a time of Covid-19

When the adjustments need adjustments: managing the COVID-19 work from home challenges

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

Everyday disability terms explained – disability friendly employers, disclosure

Disability-friendly employer Disability-friendly employers are organisations that are serious about equality & diversity. They will have structures in place to ensure that their disabled employees feel welcomed and valued. Some-such employers will be signed up to schemes and initiatives or perhaps have their own staff disability network. These companies often display disability-related logos on their… Read More Everyday disability terms explained – disability friendly employers, disclosure

How you can support students with an acquired disability

Working in roles within University Professional Services, we can find ourselves as the people students talk to about their disability. While some students will have had a disability since childhood, others may have just discovered they have a disability/ies. Supporting students with recently acquired disabilities is something I have been thinking about of late, so… Read More How you can support students with an acquired disability

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