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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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'Faces of MyPlus' is a collection of photos and personal stories from students, graduates and leaders in the workplace, aimed at showcasing individual strengths and achievements. We see disability as giving a person something extra; a plus. Hopefully these stories will encourage you to discover your plus.
"Being a sufferer of mental illness means that I have experienced many things in my life so far, that other people who don't suffer in the same way, will never have the chance to. I believe that these experiences have given me a greater insight into other people and made me a far more compassionate person. Whilst I like to think that I have always been open and accepting, my illness has given me the opportunity to really develop this. Having depression and EUPD has opened the doors for me to meet a range of people, whose paths I would never have crossed otherwise. I have sat around tables and chatted with university graduates with PhDs, single parents, business owners, ex-business owners who are now homeless, fellow youths who have yet to find a path in life and numerous other people. My plus is my acceptance and my openness. Never will I ever judge a person based on a prejudice or preconceived idea of who they might be, because in my experience we are almost always wrong.Mental illness might have taken a lot from me, but it has, I believe, left me a far better person." - Kate Dickins
"I didn’t know I had dyslexia until very recently. During my first year at university, no matter
how hard I tried, I found it difficult to work as quickly or as clearly as my course mates. It was hard to find out that I was dyslexic so late, as it meant that I had gone through most of education with no support for my learning. Having dyslexia
has made me work harder as I have had to learn to compensate for the extra time I spend on “easy” assignments. I have developed coping mechanisms to deal with my setbacks, and learnt to approach problems more creatively and patiently throughout my day to day
life. MyPlus is my strength." - Carlota Esguevillas
"I have known that I am Dyslexic from a young age, and that I struggle with spelling, mental maths and grammar more that I should. However, when I was formally diagnosed at 16, I was surprised by the degree of my actual Dyslexia, the extent to which it was intertwined with countless aspects of my life and saddened by the thought of the numerous difficulties my Dyslexia had probably directly caused. However, since then I have learnt that the greatest fulfilment usually comes from those things that we have had to work hard at. I am proud of my successes because of the way that I have had to overcome numerous challenges to achieve them. I have also realised that my Dyslexia has given me many beneficial characteristics, such as creativity and insightfulness. Understanding this has led to a belief that there are always methods to overcome personal challenges and has made me appreciate the complexity of intelligence and the benefits of difference. For these reasons, I will forever respect and celebrate my Dyslexia. Dyslexia is MyPlus." - Lucy Williams
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We see disability as giving a person something extra, a plus. We want you to step up and share your photo-story, to inspire our community of students and help employers find graduates with more to offer!