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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.
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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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The number of students seeking help to deal with stress is on the rise according to statistics presented in a BBC article. Counselling services at UK universities are facing a 10% annual increase in demand, with more and more students suffering from depression, anxiety and low moods. The percentage of students at risk of self harm has also risen.
Students face a lot of pressure to succeed, academically and socially, and experts are citing cultural and social changes as contributing factors for this increase in mental health problems. One student, who suffered from depression in her first year, commented on the pressure of always “being on”. Financial struggles are a common stress trigger too, with increasing costs, debt and uncertain job prospects.
University life also poses additional challenges for disabled students, with some disabilities flaring up or being experienced more acutely in new situations and unfamiliar surroundings. In such cases disabled students require additional support and adjustments to minimise potential stress points and make the transition into a new environment as smooth as possible.
With such an increase in demand, university counselling services (and disabled student support services) will undoubtedly need to be strengthened to safeguard student welfare and provide support for the most vulnerable. For those thinking about recruitment and managing their disability at work, you can find a wealth of resources here.
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