Join the AGCAS Disability Task Group on June 5th 2019 at DMU Leicester. With experienced trainers Viki Chinn and Alison Skellern, you will explore the graduate recruitment process from the point of view of students with a disability and the employers recruiting them. You will hear from a Civil Service FastStreamer, and identify practical strategies and… Read More Breaking down barriers: Accessing adjustments throughout the graduate recruitment process
For information – details of two external disability related conferences that might be of interest to readers of this blog: 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… Read More Upcoming disability conferences
Just wanted to highlight a course being held by Visualise Training and Consultancy this September and October that may be of interest: How do I support a visually impaired person? Is visual language such as “see you later” offensive? How do I guide someone with sight loss? How can I ensure my business is accessible… Read More Do you have questions about visual impairment?
Date June 1st 2017, Venue: Imperial College London, now open to all AGCAS members The aim of this event is to increase participants’ confidence and knowledge when working with students with non-visible disabilities, and will cover the following – What is a “non-visible” disability? Positive self-marketing for students: Role models, and examples of strengths and attributes… Read More AGCAS training event. Seeing the unseen: How to spot and support students with non-visible disabilities
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
AGCAS Disability Task Group is running a training event at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 10th April which focuses on ‘Guiding Disabled Students through the Recruitment and Selection Process’. Although originally offered through the NW Regional Training Programme, as there are still a few places available, this is now open to Careers Service staff from… Read More Training Day – Friday 10th April
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?
Hilary Whorrall and I are facilitating the above session at The Open University in Milton Keynes. We have a few places left, further details and booking form can be found on the AGCAS website. If you are interested contact me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org It should be a good day – in addition… Read More Enhancing your work with disabled students and graduates – AGCAS Training Event – Monday 24th March 2014
Welcome to the new AGCAS Disability Task Group blog. Our group comprises of H.E. careers professionals from across the UK whose aim is to make progress on a range of issues concerning support for disabled students and graduates. We have decided to start this blog for a few reasons. Firstly, to keep likeminded careers professionals… Read More The New AGCAS DTG Blog!