conference

Upcoming disability conferences

For information – details of two external disability related conferences that might be of interest to readers of this blog:

DMU in Defence of Disability conference banner

DMU in Defence of Disability conference

In Defence of Disability: De Montfort University’s third annual disability conference.

6-7 June 2018 at DMU Hugh Aston Building, Leicester

Speakers will include:

  • Bettina Rigg, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
  • Phil Scarffe, Head of Student Welfare, DMU
  • Abigail Moriarty, Director of Learning and Technology, DMU

At DMU around one in five students declare a disability, and the university takes seriously the implementation of the social model of disability. DMU demonstrate this through adoption of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a guiding principle in relation to Teaching and Learning, backed by innovative services which aspire to give disabled students the best possible opportunity to thrive.

The two day conference will be of interest to senior managers, project managers, disability practitioners, academics and anyone who has an interest in areas such as TEF, NSS. It will also be of interest to those who are concerned with legal compliance, and issues in relation to managing or enhancing reputation.

Booking arrangements: To secure your place please visit the booking page here.

UCLan building

ADEPT Conference 2018 – ‘The Diffusion of Knowledge: sharing ideas in deaf education’ at UCLan

ADEPT Conference 2018 – ‘The Diffusion of Knowledge: sharing ideas in deaf education.’

Saturday, 23rd June 2018, Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston PR1 2HE

The Association of Deaf Education Professionals and Trainees (adept) and BSL & Deaf Studies team, UCLan have jointly organised this conference.

More details, including application and payment can be found here.

Further information can be accessed from www.adeptuk.co.uk. Everyone working or interested in deaf education is warmly welcomed.

Claire Byron, AGCAS Disability Task Group, Newcastle University

Advertisements
Standard
Uncategorized

Ready for your festive round up?

Apologies from the DTG team that the blog has been a little quiet of late but now things are finally calming down for most of us….we hope you are ready for a last minute round up of some disability related news and advice you may have missed this year?

It’s quite a read, so grab your festive beverage of choice, relax and enjoy catching up on the following…

Festive drink

 

Employable Me

Some of you may have been watching the new series of Employable Me, where “Britain’s most extraordinary job seekers aim to prove that having a neurological condition, such as Tourette’s or autism, shouldn’t make them unemployable.”

Find out more about Genuis Within, the organisation who work with the show who describe themselves as being ‘passionate about developing talent and achieving success with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome, Mental Health, and all neurodiverse conditions’.

Continue reading

Standard
Uncategorized

Every little helps?

Before you point it out I do know that it’s a different supermarket’s slogan but hey – it got your attention!

You probably spotted the following story back in April as it was quite widely reported in the press. An Asda superstore in Manchester was praised for introducing a ‘quiet hour’ in an attempt to make shopping easier for people with autism and other disabilities.

Asda living shop

As The Huffington Post reported, “The Asda Living store in Cheetham Hill will be completely silent for sixty minutes every Saturday. Escalators will be stopped and in-store music turned down during the hour, in which its boss says you will be “able to hear a pin drop”. Display TVs and tannoy announcements will also be switched off, to make the experience better for people with autism who can find loud noises difficult to deal with.”

Good news for some shoppers and undoubtedly good publicity for Asda, but this story also got me thinking about our careers fairs and other similar events. Continue reading

Standard
Uncategorized

What Happens Next 2015 Report

The latest edition of ‘What Happens Next: A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates’ is now available. This report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

In the report (attached) we looked at:
– Disabled graduate destinations
– How they found their jobs
– Their reasons for choosing their jobs
– How well they felt university prepared them for their next career step

You can download the report here on the AGCAS website.

We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Mark Allen, Careers Consultant, Imperial College London

Untitled

Standard