Disability & Student Recruitment – International

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Disability and student recruitment

Our vision is to ensure that having a disability or long-term health condition doesn't prevent anyone from having the career that they want to have

The number of students with a disability or long-term health condition attending university continues to increase year on year. Like their non-disabled counterparts, they choose to go to University for a variety of reasons, including to pursue a particular career or to enable them to get a better job than they would otherwise have done.

However, it remains considerably harder for them to find employment upon graduating than for their non-disabled counterparts; and research shows that disabled graduates at all qualification levels are less likely to have obtained full-time employment than non-disabled graduates.

University careers services have a vital role to play in ensuring that disabled graduates have the tools they need to realise their potential and gain employment in roles that fit in with their career plan.

- Lord Shinkwin

To find out about our information, resources and guidance of university staff, have a look at our Disability Confidence on Campus Toolkit