No matter how daunting or easy you feel it will be to achieve your career goals, involving the right people will make your journey quicker and easier. But who are the right people, and how can they help? Step 1 Think about where you are now, and where you would like to be in the… Read More Finding & engaging with people who can help you achieve your career goals
Are you familiar with Zbigniew Brzezinski (above)? I read a quote attributed to ‘Zbig’ which prompted me to find out more about him. The quote is: “Commitment and credibility go hand in hand.” It’s with that in mind that I decided to find out more about the Disability Confident scheme, the logo of which I’ve… Read More The Disability Confident scheme explained
Here’s a quirky little film that I thought I’d share – aimed at employers to help them discuss mental health with their staff. This film has been produced through the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative which provides managers, businesses and organisations with information, support and training regarding staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.… Read More Let’s Talk
Many thanks to Eileen Daly (Careers Adviser for Students with Disabilities) at the Careers Advisory Service, Trinity College, Dublin. Eileen has provided the guest post below, describing the success of The Career Pathways project partnership… The Career Pathways project partnership provided a flexible and individually-tailored transition service for students with disabilities, accessible throughout college, to… Read More Career Pathways Project: Supporting students and graduates in the transition to employment – guest post
Lacking knowledge or confidence when supporting students with a non-visible disability? Then this is the course for you! This AGCAS East Midlands Regional Training event will explore some of the issues facing students with a non-visible disability, and enable participants to share good practice and information resources. The aim of this event is to increase… Read More Not sure what is meant by the term “Non-visible Disability”?
When I agreed to write this blog article, I hadn’t actually been involved in a disability audit of a careers service. I thought this presented a great opportunity to get involved, and decided the best way to learn was to actually carry one out! Sounds like a lot of work… why bother? The Equality Act… Read More Carrying out a disability audit of your careers service
In November 2014 the Equality Challenge Unit published a report on helping disabled students during that all important transition between H.E. and employment. The report ‘Supporting disabled students’ transitions from Higher Education into employment: What works?’ follows an investigation into the provision of support focused on disabled students across H.E. Institutions. This research was gathered… Read More Supporting disabled students’ transitions from Higher Education into employment: What works?
Sitting at my desk a few weeks ago, I was approached by one of my university’s Learning Support Team. As she knew of my interest in disability support, she asked if I would like to contribute to an event her team was planning to mark the International Day of People with Disability on December 3rd.… Read More Ways of working with Disability Support Services in your own university
Disclosing a disability to a potential employer can be daunting enough on its own but having to ask for costly adjustments such as assistive technology, adapted furniture, or support personnel can lead to additional anxiety or concerns for a disabled applicant. Access to Work is here to help! What is Access to Work I hear… Read More Access to Work – Meeting the cost of workplace adjustments