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Tackling the Application Process & Being Open about A Disability
Tackling the Application Process & Being Open about A Disability

?Steve Bone is a Careers Consultant at Leeds University, he supports students applying for graduate opportunities and advises his careers colleagues on inclusivity. In this blog, he highlights observa...

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Why you should consider volunteering at university
Why you should consider volunteering at university

As time passed, I continued to attend once a month. Then, in July, the founder announced he was moving to Spain in order to enjoy some well-earned time in the sun. He admitted that someone would need ...

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How to Make Your Disability ‘No Worries’ at Work
How to Make Your Disability ‘No Worries’ at Work

Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability wi...

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The Paradox and Irony of Hidden Disability
The Paradox and Irony of Hidden Disability

“Disability” is not necessarily synonymous with “obvious”. Wheelchairs may be unmistakeable indicators that their occupants experience difficulty with mobility, but there are many disabilities that a...

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Making it, not faking it – Being open about my disability in a Magic Circle law firm
Making it, not faking it – Being open about my disability in a Magic Circle law firm

When you think of a “successful person with a disability” you probably think first of a Paralympian and not of a lawyer. What is needed to be a lawyer is the ability to listen, analyse and advise. Of ...

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Completing Job Applications When You Have a Stammer
Completing Job Applications When You Have a Stammer

I have found that there is no use in hiding your disability from an employer, as they need to understand how to accommodate your needs in the best way that they can. By telling employers about my stam...

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When the hospital is your study - 6 top tips for coping with your degree and your health
When the hospital is your study - 6 top tips for coping with your degree and your health

Studying a degree is a challenging endeavour for anyone. However, for a student studying in conjunction with a medical condition that requires regular hospital admissions, appointments, and treatments...

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5 Tips to help you prepare for work with a rare condition
5 Tips to help you prepare for work with a rare condition

"Sometimes it can be difficult to ask for adjustments in the workplace. However, if you get a job offer it’s because the employer thinks that you are the best person for the job, and as a result will ...

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An Open Interview with James Phoenix
An Open Interview with James Phoenix

This week, we featured a series of articles aimed at helping you discuss workplace adjustments with an employer. Today, we are sharing an interview with James about his career at Linklaters and his ex...

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My Experience with Transformative Adjustments at Work
My Experience with Transformative Adjustments at Work

Working for a large, varied and established organisation, as opposed to a small start-up, takes off some pressure: if I need a break no one is waiting impatiently for my return. Furthermore, there is ...

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How to find your support network on campus
How to find your support network on campus

If you do want to be open about a disability, a disability support network can include many people in a university including fellow students, the student union, student clubs and societies, staff in t...

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Disability Specific Careers Events: To Attend Or Not To Attend?
Disability Specific Careers Events: To Attend Or Not To Attend?

For those of you who have a disability, there is also the option of events open only to those who have a disability. In addition to informing you about your various options, they are also designed to ...

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From Skating to Speeches: How Involvement in on campus activities can Benefit you as a Disabled Student
From Skating to Speeches: How Involvement in on campus activities can Benefit you as a Disabled Student

Becoming a student is a really exciting time. Not only do you get to study something you are genuinely interested in, you also have the chance to get involved with activities on campus and in the comm...

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6 Ways to Develop Commercial Awareness at University
6 Ways to Develop Commercial Awareness at University

Developing commercial awareness while you’re at university might seem like a daunting task and may well be the sort of thing which gets pushed to the bottom of your priority list.

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6 Tips to Develop Commercial Awareness – Advice from an EY Recruiter
6 Tips to Develop Commercial Awareness – Advice from an EY Recruiter

Developing a commercial awareness can make you a better fit for potential employers. Here are some tips on how to broaden your awareness of the business world:

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What I wish I knew - Career advice from a graduate at the Bank of England
What I wish I knew - Career advice from a graduate at the Bank of England

Thomas Jones joined the Bank of England’s Graduate Development Programme after studying law at the University of Sussex. Thomas has experience of anxiety and depression. In this article, he shares his...

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How to prepare for an assessment centre - Tips for the individual case study & group presentation
How to prepare for an assessment centre - Tips for the individual case study & group presentation

So you’re finally through to the assessment centre stage and understandably pleased that you’ve survived the initial selection processes. Now’s your opportunity to show the employer just how much you...

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Chameleon Conditions: Managing the Challenges of Having an Invisible Disability
Chameleon Conditions: Managing the Challenges of Having an Invisible Disability

There’s a common misconception that the term ‘disabled’ refers exclusively to wheelchair users. James discusses how and why it’s important to be open about invisible disabilities, including mental hea...

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My disability is my advantage - surely not?
My disability is my advantage - surely not?

Lucy, Technology Taskforce Manager at the BDF (Business Disability Forum) shares her personal approach to life and her career with a disability.

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Breaking Into Commercial Law With A Disability
Breaking Into Commercial Law With A Disability

Law graduate, Jonathan share a few pointers for students looking to get into commercial law – adressing concerns about disclosing a disability, the best way to talk about it, and how to deal with reje...

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Debunking 5 Myths of the Law Recruitment Process
Debunking 5 Myths of the Law Recruitment Process

?Navigating any graduate recruitment process can feel like a very daunting experience. This article aims to debunk some of the common myths about the recruitment process to become a lawyer and also g...

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How to prepare for an interview and discuss your disability positively with an employer
How to prepare for an interview and discuss your disability positively with an employer

An interview is your chance to come face to face with representatives of the firm and to really show them that you have got what it takes to be successful in their organisation. Here are some tips to ...

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Disability In The Workplace Through A Deaf Prism
Disability In The Workplace Through A Deaf Prism

How inclusion consultant, Joanna talked about her deafness in the workplace has changed over the years. Here are some top tips from someone who has been around the deaf block.

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How and when to refer to a disability or long term health condition in my application?
How and when to refer to a disability or long term health condition in my application?

We've spoken to many of you at recruitment events and this is one of the most frequently asked questions. Read this article to find out how to refer to your disability in an application.

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Making The Most Of Your Time At University
Making The Most Of Your Time At University

Helen Cooke, Founder of MyPlus Students' Club tells us why you should start building your career at university!

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Working With Your Disability...Not  Against It
Working With Your Disability...Not Against It

Having a disability need not stand in the way of you having a successful career. Don’t underestimate what you can achieve!

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Getting into the Habit of Reflection
Getting into the Habit of Reflection

How do you answer questions about personal development in an interview? Ross shares 5 ways to learn and reflect on your past experiences!

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My Experience of Studying Abroad with a Disability
My Experience of Studying Abroad with a Disability

When it comes to studying abroad with a disability, the trick is to be prepared.

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Work Experience at the British Council, Bejing, China
Work Experience at the British Council, Bejing, China

Laura shares her experience of working in China with a bilateral hearing impairment.

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Top Tips for Studying Abroad with a Disability
Top Tips for Studying Abroad with a Disability

Rebekah shares her best tips for preparing for a year abroad including how to manage a disability.

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Assessment Centres: Ensuring You Can Do Your Best
Assessment Centres: Ensuring You Can Do Your Best

If you have received an invitation to attend an assessment centre you have already impressed the recruiter with your application, here are some tips to ensure you can perform well!

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Applying for Summer Placements: Candour is the Key
Applying for Summer Placements: Candour is the Key

Law student, Bam recently completed her summer placement at Motability Operations. Read her tips for being open about disability and making a successful application.

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7 Tips For Setting Goals And Achieving Them
7 Tips For Setting Goals And Achieving Them

Today, we are sharing advice on how to set goals you can achieve at university and when you begin planning your next steps.

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They Did It. You Can Too.
They Did It. You Can Too.

To celebrate the theme of overcoming challenges, we're revisiting the stories of three individuals who are excelling in their industries despite the additional challenges a disability can bring.

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Tackling A Graduate Scheme With A Disability
Tackling A Graduate Scheme With A Disability

Have you thought of applying for a graduate scheme after university? Becky shares her experience as a HR Graduate on the Unilever Future Leaders Programme.

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Overcoming the Challenges Having a Disability Presents
Overcoming the Challenges Having a Disability Presents

Yasmin Sheikh, Disability Consultant and Coach shares her top tips for overcoming the challenges which your disability present!

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Requesting Adjustments: Your ‘Openness Statement’
Requesting Adjustments: Your ‘Openness Statement’

Employers often talk about ‘reasonable’ adjustments but how do you know what is reasonable to ask for? Helen Cooke, MyPlus Students' Club Director and Founder shares her top tips on writing a great 'o...

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The Benefits Of Being ‘Open’
The Benefits Of Being ‘Open’

This week, we find out what it means to be open from a student's perspective, also what it means to be receptive for employers.

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What I wish I knew? Advice On Applying for Work With A Disability
What I wish I knew? Advice On Applying for Work With A Disability

Should I be open about my disability in an interview? What adjustments should I ask for? David Fox answers some of the most common disability-related questions raised by graduates.

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Working with: My Invisible Illness
Working with: My Invisible Illness

This week, MyPlus speaks to Gabriella-Michela Ragno, a Group Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Enterprise Rent-A-Car about managing her invisible illness at work.

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Uncovering Hidden Disabilities
Uncovering Hidden Disabilities

Would you tell your employers if you had a hidden disability? An associate at Slaughter and May shares her tips on how to manage disability in the workplace.

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Top Tips for Managing Diabetes at University
Top Tips for Managing Diabetes at University

Today is World Diabetes Day and we're sharing top tips from Aneirin Thomas and Vicky March, on how to manage university life when you have Type 1 Diabetes.

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Disability: Secret Shame or Superpower?
Disability: Secret Shame or Superpower?

This week is all about finding your strengths! Tallulah, who has dyspraxia shares her story on overcoming adversity and inspiring pupils at Teach First.

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Making Your Disability Work For You: Identifying Your Strengths
Making Your Disability Work For You: Identifying Your Strengths

Helen Cooke, MyPlus Students' Club Director and Founder shares her top tips on identifying your strengths and presenting these competencies in an interview.

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Talking about: Finding Strengths
Talking about: Finding Strengths

Find out how Ogonna overcame her initial fear of defining disability and her advice on discovering your strengths.

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Working With: My Autism
Working With: My Autism

Morag Fraser, who is a Student Connections Facilitator at the University of St. Andrews gives us an insight into overcoming the challenges which Autism presents to daily productivity.

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How to start a campaign: Lessons from Movember
How to start a campaign: Lessons from Movember

It's Movember! We're learning how the 'Mo Bros' started their successful campaign, and how you can do the same at university.

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Talking About: Being Open
Talking About: Being Open

When I first committed myself to commercial law I was very concerned about being open on application forms because unlike most applicants, I am on the autistic spectrum disorder, as well as having tr...

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Working With: My Stammer
Working With: My Stammer

MyPlus Students' Club asked Chris Scott, a graduate from EY’s Stammering Network, to share his experience on managing a stammer in the workplace.

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What I Wish I Knew? Advice On Applications From An EY Graduate
What I Wish I Knew? Advice On Applications From An EY Graduate

Career advisers told me to hide my disability on applications, but being open and turning it into a strength helped me get a graduate job.

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10 Tips For Better Working With ADHD
10 Tips For Better Working With ADHD

If you are struggling with ADHD at university or in the workplace, take a look at these top tips for managing your condition.

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Mental and Physical Illnesses Are Equal
Mental and Physical Illnesses Are Equal

If 1 in 4 of us are sufferers, that means someone close to you has a mental health problem.

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A Recruiter's Perspective: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
A Recruiter's Perspective: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

I would like to share my experiences as a recruiter for our Graduate Management Training Programme and demonstrate what we mean by being inclusive at Enterprise.

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Running a Student Society as a Disabled Student
Running a Student Society as a Disabled Student

Managing a student society at university can help you develop skills that employers value.

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Applying for Disabled Students' Allowance
Applying for Disabled Students' Allowance

Struggling to get you head around applying for Disabled Students' Allowance? Don’t panic! This blog on applying for DSA should help.

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Mental health matters - which is why Accenture celebrate its importance
Mental health matters - which is why Accenture celebrate its importance

Mental health is often the elephant in the room. To change this, we need to highlight how mental health in the workplace can be managed effectively.

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I’ve Graduated...What Next?
I’ve Graduated...What Next?

A guide to your options after University from guest blogger Dean Chaffer.

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Would you speak to your Gran like that?
Would you speak to your Gran like that?

Someone I reached out to when I was really low tweeted me something I keep in mind: “Life is like wrestling. Every time you take a hit and get knocked down, it is how you get up and continue to fight ...

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Top Tips for Participating in Sport as a Disabled Student
Top Tips for Participating in Sport as a Disabled Student

What can a disabled student do to get into sport for the first time? Top tips from guest blogger Lizzie Bennett.

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University Life with a Walking Aid
University Life with a Walking Aid

Nicola shares her story and top tips for using walking aids at university.

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Managing University Life with an Invisible Disability
Managing University Life with an Invisible Disability

People tend to judge with their eyes instead of their ears, meaning that people with hidden disabilities can frequently face a unique set of challenges when navigating day-to-day life.

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My Mental Health and University
My Mental Health and University

I have a long history of anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and ever changing diagnoses.

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Questions To Ask At A University Open Day
Questions To Ask At A University Open Day

An Open Day is a great opportunity to look around a university and get a feel for student life. Here are 5 things to consider asking if you are a disabled student.

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Managing Healthcare As a Student
Managing Healthcare As a Student

Starting university can be daunting enough, but when you have a medical condition it can be even more intimidating.

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Coping with Exams with a Disability
Coping with Exams with a Disability

Read Roseanna's top tips for how to deal with exams as a disabled student.

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Superhuman?
Superhuman?

The process of becoming superhuman only begins when these limits are tested to the hilt, or even surpassed by extraordinary acts of will, involving stupendous effort.

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Preparing For Work With A Stammer
Preparing For Work With A Stammer

By Claire Norman, founder of STUC and Intelligence Analyst for Cifas

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Autism Is Different
Autism Is Different

By David Perkins, Director, AS Mentoring. www.asmentoring.co.uk

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Getting In Our Own Way
Getting In Our Own Way

By Fiona Anderson, Founder, The Creative Coach

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Stammering is Cool - Tick the Box!
Stammering is Cool - Tick the Box!

Awareness about stammering has increased, however misconceptions are still common.

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It’s What You Say, Not How You Say It
It’s What You Say, Not How You Say It

Twenty years on a lot has changed. I am more confident now and whilst I still struggle with my speech on a daily basis, I've embraced it.

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Doubt: The Ultimate Enemy
Doubt: The Ultimate Enemy

I am totally deaf. However, my enemy is not my disability…… it is doubt.

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Rare Disease Day: Working with a Rare Condition
Rare Disease Day: Working with a Rare Condition

by Hannah Birkett, Marketing Assistant, Great with Disability.

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Mitigating Circumstances: What Are They & How Do Employers View Them?
Mitigating Circumstances: What Are They & How Do Employers View Them?

By Helen Cooke - Great With Disability Founder and Director

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Working Part-Time While At University With A Disability?
Working Part-Time While At University With A Disability?

By Nicola Kenton, studying an MSci in Geography, on working as a freelance journalist whilst studying.

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Autism and PDA: What can people bring to the workplace?
Autism and PDA: What can people bring to the workplace?

By Jonathan Andrews, Graduate King's College London

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Student Life With An Invisible Illness
Student Life With An Invisible Illness

A journalism student at London Metropolitan University describes life with an invisible illness.

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How Much Is Too Much?
How Much Is Too Much?

Do you tell employers the bare minimum or the whole shebang?

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Top Tips for Success in 2016
Top Tips for Success in 2016

Make a plan, follow your dreams and complete your openness statement.

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Popular Reads In 2015
Popular Reads In 2015

A look at the most read articles from 2015.

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Back Up to Work
Back Up to Work

By Becky Hill, Back Up to Work course facilitator

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To Inform Or Not To Inform...That Is The Question
To Inform Or Not To Inform...That Is The Question

Helen Cooke, Great With Disability Director and Founder

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Applying for an Industrial Placement Year with a disability
Applying for an Industrial Placement Year with a disability

By Steve Jones, Pricing Co-ordinator Motability Operations and Graduate, Oxford Brookes University

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What I wish I knew? Advice On Managing University From A Type 1 Diabetic
What I wish I knew? Advice On Managing University From A Type 1 Diabetic

Laura, who is a postgraduate student shares her experience with Type 1 Diabetes and her three top tips on managing this hidden disability at university.

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Working With A Stammer
Working With A Stammer

Stammering hasn't held this KPMG employee back.

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Is it time to stop using the word disability?
Is it time to stop using the word disability?

A look at Rebecca Atkinson's blog for BBC Ouch

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What on earth is networking and should you be doing it?
What on earth is networking and should you be doing it?

Helen Cooke, Great With Disability Director and Founder

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Giving What You Wish For
Giving What You Wish For

By Peter Ryan, MOD Disability Champion, the SCS Ambassador for Kentigern House, and Director of Judicial Engagement

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Getting The Most Out Of Careers Events
Getting The Most Out Of Careers Events

Helen Cooke, Great With Disability Director and Founder

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Depression: the start of my journey
Depression: the start of my journey

By Afsa Ahmed; Post-graduate, Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School; Graduate, University of Manchester

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Asperger’s Graduates: 10 Things You Need To Know
Asperger’s Graduates: 10 Things You Need To Know

By J Andrews, Graduate, University of Kings College London

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