Inclusive careers support for undergraduate physics students provided by the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) is a collaboration between business and the university physics departments of Hull, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and York. Funded by the OfS, WRIPA places a strong emphasis on supporting physics students to find regional technical work. As part of this endeavour the WRIPA team at the Department of Physics,… Read More Inclusive careers support for undergraduate physics students provided by the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

Captions at the theatre, finding out you’re autistic at 51, and a café with a difference – Disability in the news

A theatre production of Treasure Island in Derby has made the news for its integration of BSL and captioning. Hopefully this’ll one day be the norm for theatre audiences across the country, making for a more inclusive experience. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/01/treasure-island-review-bsl-production-a-sign-of-progress TV presenter Melanie Sykes has shared that she is autistic. She found this out at the… Read More Captions at the theatre, finding out you’re autistic at 51, and a café with a difference – Disability in the news

The DWP Adjustments Passport

Part of the National Disability Strategy, the Access to Work Adjustments Passport is currently being piloted at two UK universities. The hope is that the Passport with help disabled graduates with the transition from university study to the workplace. More details on the pilot can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-government-passport-to-help-disabled-graduates-get-in-to-employment Edmund Lewis, AGCAS Disability Task Group

8 job searching sites for disabled students

If you are working with students who are looking for accessible job searching sites or keen to find a job with an employer who is proactive in trying to attract disabled applicants, here are some suggestions of websites to share: Disability Jobsite Vercida job search (it’s possible to filter results by disability) Jobs at companies… Read More 8 job searching sites for disabled students

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

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

Graduate scheme hopefuls: What I learned supporting disabled applicants

Recruitment processes for graduate schemes aren’t always designed with disabled applicants in mind. I have seen hard to use forms, inaccessible tests, and many job adverts that don’t mention the disability support available for those applying. It would be extremely unfair if disabled candidates felt put off, especially when so many would excel in these… Read More Graduate scheme hopefuls: What I learned supporting disabled applicants