Events for Disabled and Neurodiverse students
This is your space for events and specialist careers support for disabled and neurodiverse students.
Read more on disability and inclusivity - find out how you are protected by the law and supported by specialist organisation and schemes established to aid your job search.
You are invited to join us at these upcoming events designed to improve your employability:
|Civil Service internship for 100 autistic young people
This opportunity will provide you with the chance to experience the Civil Service first-hand, gaining insight into the workplace. On the internship, you'll do challenging project-related work.
You could be conducting research, providing project support, and assisting with the creation of policy documents. As part of the experience, you will also be offered the opportunity to participate in developmental coaching sessions and other activities.
Deadline: Friday 1 March 2024, 1.00pm
Location: Locations across the UK and working from home
Salary: £430 per week
Placement begins: July 2024, for four weeks
Monday 19 February | 1:00-1.50pm | Carrington Building 101
Talking to Employers about your Skills and Strengths with confidence
This session is delivered by the Careers Consultants. Many people find it difficult to identify and articulate their skills which can be challenging when asked by employers to talk about them either in an application form or during an interview. If this sounds like you, attend this webinar to find out:
Who is this for?All students, any year and discipline. Those who are neurodiverse and struggle with self-reflection, and any students with low self-confidence might find it especially helpful. Sign up on MJO to reverse your place.
Thursday 22 February | 1:00-1.50pm | Blackboard
Talking to employers about your disability/long-term health condition
This session is delivered by Careers Consultants, via Blackboard. Discussing a disability or long term health condition with an employer during the recruitment process or in work, can feel daunting.
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Thursday 29 February | 2:00-3:00pm | Blackboard
Mental Health: Navigating the recruitment process
This session is delivered by EmployAbility via Zoom. Our Next Generation Inclusive University partnership with EmployAbility, will kick off with a session about mental health and how to access support when applying to roles. Fear of stigma, discrimination and recruitment-related stress may be aggravating your condition, and this session will advise on the adjustments available and your right to these, empowering you to be comfortable and confident when applying for jobs. The EmployAbility team will address the key issues, provide practical solutions, and answer any questions you may have (anonymously if you prefer). EmployAbility will also explain how they support you so that you can access the career you deserve with confidence. Sign up on MJO to receive the zoom link.
Thursday 07 March | 2:00-3:00pm | Zoom
Adjustments in recruitment: When, why, how to ask
This session is delivered by EmployAbility. The session will focus on ensuring that as a neurodivergent or disabled student, you are given the adjustments you need for an equal playing field during the recruitment process, in order to maximise your chances of success. It will take into account consideration CV writing and the early stages of the application process, as well as interviews and assessment centres. This session will look at when, why and how you can ask for adjustments, and provide practical tips to do this in a way that benefits you. It will include an overview of the Equality Act, the employer's duty to provide adjustments, and what constitutes a ‘reasonable’ adjustment. It will be a safe environment to ask questions and learn more about how Employability can help you. Sign up on MJO to receive the link.
Tuesday 12 March | 2:00-3:00pm | Zoom
Neurodivergence: Navigating the recruitment process
This session is delivered by EmployAbility via Zoom. If you are a neurodivergent student or graduate, navigating the recruitment process may feel like a minefield. This session will look at the barriers you face and provide solutions to overcome them. Our disability partner EmployAbility will cover topics such as imposter syndrome, fear of discrimination, information about inclusive employers, your legal rights, and examples of adjustments to help you demonstrate your skills and competencies. It will be a safe space to learn, and to ask any questions. Sign up on MJO to receive the zoom link.