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University is an education in the broadest sense. Our University section will enable you to make the most of your time at University and take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you.
Making the most of your time at University
In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
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Having a disability or long-term health condition is no excuse for not getting involved in University life. From swimming to debating, politics to business, there is something for everyone. All you have to do is work out, from the many many options, you want to get involved in.
The following articles / blogs capture just a few of the many activities that students with disabilities or health conditions have participated in.
Whilst many of you starting university wont have your future career in the forefront of your mind, savvy students will realise that getting a job isn't just about good grades; it is about making the most of the extra-curricular activities on offer. Whilst employers won't look unfavorably at those awarded a 1st class degree, it wont necessarily do the individual any benefit if they have nothing to talk about at their interviews other than how hard they studied.
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My final Academic Year began by holding the role of President of Level Up club, now named Enable, a student society run by and for disabled students at Coventry University.
I set it up in my second year to develop my own skills and gain experience valued by employers. Moreover, studying a degree in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship encouraged setting up your own business, however, I felt that I lacked the skills to launch a start-up venture. This was by in large effected by my ADHD symptoms; and my condition posed me significant challenges throughout my education.
Read More: Running a Student Society as a Disabled Student
As a wheelchair user, the legacy of 2012's London Olympic and Paralympic Games has been bittersweet.
On the plus side, opportunities to participate in certain sports have definitely expanded. On the other hand, those with a new-found desire to 'get inspired' and 'get involved' may find that facilities at their local sports clubs haven't kept up with the rhetoric. Whatever your disability, it can be tricky to find coaches, equipment and the basic infrastructure needed to enjoy and excel in sport, such as accessible changing rooms.
Read More: Top Tips for Participating in Sport as a Disabled Student
I have been interested in journalism since I did a course at school in sports journalism and from there I have continued to do it as a hobby throughout school and at university. If I was able to, I had been interested to see if I could get a job as a journalist and the BBC has always been - for me - the biggest online website that you could write for. So I applied for the one of the BBC's work experience placements in the summer of 2015.
Read More: Working Part-Time While At University With A Disability?