Supporting disabled students into employment: An introduction
14% of students in UK universities have a disability; this figure will continue to increase. In order to support all students as they transition from education into employment, Careers Advisers and Employability Teams must understand the specific challenges facing disabled students and help them to overcome these.
This webinar will provide delegates with the opportunity to build their understanding about this talent pool enabling them to successfully support them as they search for jobs, make their application and navigate the recruitment process. In addition, it will provide insights into how employers support students with disabilities during the recruitment process.
The webinar will:
- Highlight the current challenges faced by disabled students seeking employment
- Enable delegates to confidently advise their students on how to positively position their disability
- Build understanding about how employers support students through the recruitment process
- Provide practical tools to use with students in preparing to disclose a disability
By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to better guide and support their disabled students towards their future career.
The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.
We hope that you will be able to join us on September 9th. If you would like additional information and / or to book your place, please email Emma Knox, University Partnerships’ Manager at MyPlus.
It was a very empowering workshop…. For the first time in 20 years of my career I heard the voice of someone who spoke about disability without any inhibitions. – Parm Sahota; Employer Engagement, Kings College London
Who should attend?
This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.
Members of the MyPlus Universities’ Club are eligible for two complimentary places at our webinar and the cost of additional places for members to attend is £50. The cost for non-members to attend is £95 per delegate.
Webinars are recorded and can be accessed for 6 months