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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.
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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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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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Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people in the UK and it is considered to be the most common hidden disability.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects progress when learning to read and write. The most persistent difficulty is often spelling.
Adults with dyslexia may experience:
This year Dyslexia Awareness Week is focussing on issues surrounding "identifying dyslexia", including how to spot dyslexia, how it impacts individuals and the support available.
Whether studying or pursuing your graduate career, dyslexia can pose a host of challenges. However, universities and employers are increasingly aware of the affects of dyslexia and they are also more willing to offer support and make adjustments to ensure you are working on a level playing field.
One such employer is Enterprise Rent-a-Car, where Debs Bristow has been succeeding in managing her dyslexia in her role as Human Resources Manager.
For Debs, openness was key:
"I have not always been open about my dyslexia and when I applied to Enterprise I did not declare it on my application as I thought it would hold me back. I could not have been more wrong. I have received nothing but support and encouragement. I am no longer embarrassed about my disability and I am open about my abilities and feel comfortable always state any requirements to be able to accomplish a task."
You can read Debs' story here.
For more information about dyslexia and how you can get involved in Dyslexia Awareness Week, head over to the Dyslexia Action website.
Find out more about this week's featured employer Enterprise Rent-a-Car here.