Finding work as a student with Cerebral Palsy

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

Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “From your experience, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an Autistic student looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust Consultancy and Training… Read More Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

Interview with Bob Brotchie, Managing Director & Counsellor at Anglia Counselling.

Bob has over 25 years’ experience working with people to overcome emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, decreased performance and so on. Among other projects, Bob is director of Anglia Counselling part of which includes being program facilitator of ‘Your Mindful Journey’. More information about Bob’s work can be found at http://www.bobbrotchie.com. Despite being a… Read More Interview with Bob Brotchie, Managing Director & Counsellor at Anglia Counselling.

New Resources for staff and students

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

8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants

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

Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

James Curran hosts the Graduate Job Podcast a ” weekly podcast aimed at inspiring graduates and students in their search for the job of their dreams”, and his guest for this edition Nick Elston (https://nickelston.com/) talks about recognising the trigger points of anxiety when applying for a graduate job. Having had OCD and heightened Anxiety… Read More Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?

Graduate employers sometimes make job offers on condition of securing a certain final grade, such as an upper-second (2:1). If you need to retake your exams it can be confusing to know what to do. In this instance, the employer may not be technically discriminating against you by withdrawing the job offer as the conditions… Read More Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?