Friday 19th July; 9.30am – 1.00pm; Manchester
- Why are disabled students so reluctant to disclose their disability to employers?
- What challenges do disabled students face as they transition from education to employment?
- What are employers doing to engage with this increasing talent pool
- What support can students reasonably request from an employer?
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.
Based on research undertaken into ‘Openness’ and ‘How disabled students search for work’, this workshop 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 what employers are doing to engage with disabled students and the support they can, and do, provide.
The workshop will:
- Highlight the current challenges faced by disabled students seeking employment
- Discuss the importance of diversity, and specifically, disability to employers, including what they are doing to attract and recruit disabled applicants
- Build disability confidence among delegates in order that they can support this significant minority going forward and share best practice among colleagues
There will also be the opportunity to hear from employers and students who will provide insights and share their experiences.
The workshop will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus, in her notable engaging and interactive style. It will provide the delegates with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the key issues. The format will also enable delegates to learn from others working in this challenging space.
By the end of the workshop, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to better guide and support their disabled students towards their future career.
Who should attend?
This workshop is relevant to all student support professionals wishing to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment. However, it is particularly relevant to those who provide one-to-one careers support and coaching to students.
Cost per place: £250
3 – 5 delegates: £220 per delegate
To book your place, email: Becky Hill