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UPCOMING EVENTS

Applying With A Disability   Tuesday 8th December

A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 8th December 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

Applying for jobs is hard work and time consuming for everyone however add in a disability, lower grades or a lack of work experience and it can become even harder not least that it is difficult to know what information to share with an employer and how to do so.

Not surprisingly students fear that their disability or having lower grades will automatically result in them being rejected by an employer. However, genuine mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration by an employer; what is key is knowing how to position them. By positioning differences on an application positively, it is possible for an applicant to stand out for the ‘right’ reasons and ensure that an offer of an interview is forthcoming.

This workshop will:

  • Build understanding about the concerns students with disabilities have about job applications
  • Highlight why employers ask about support requirements and mitigating circumstances
  • Provide insights into the benefits of being open about mitigating circumstances, and the consequences of not
  • Enable delegates to confidently advise their students on how to positively position mitigating circumstances
  • Provide practical tools to use with students in preparing to disclose a disability

There will also be the opportunity to hear from employers and students who will provide insights and share their experiences.

The workshop will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus. It will provide the delegates with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the key issues. The format will also enable delegates to learn from others working in this challenging space.

Members of the MyPlus Universities’ Club are eligible for five complimentary places at our webinar and the cost of additional places for members to attend is £50. The cost for non-members to attend is £95 per delegate.


It was a very empowering workshop… For the first time in 20 years of my career, I heard the voice of someone who spoke about disability without any inhibitions.

– Parm Sahota; Employer Engagement,
Kings College London

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.

PAST EVENTS

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Thursday 30th April 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

Recruitment processes are designed to be challenging and competitive, however for those with a disability they can be impossible if appropriate support and adjustments are not put in place. Not surprisingly, however, asking for this support is challenging; but if students don’t request it, they will continue to be rejected for roles that they are more than capable of doing.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand why students with disabilities are often rejected for roles which they are more than capable of doing, and what you can do to mitigate this and provide support
  • Build knowledge and an understanding of the wide variety of support and adjustments that employers can and do provide for students
  • Provide insights into how the adjustment process works
  • Enable delegates to confidently advise their students on how and when to request support during the recruitment process
  • Provide practical tools to support students during the application process

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

We hope that you will be able to join us on April 30th. If you would like additional information please email Emma Knox, University Partnerships’ Manager at MyPlus.

 


Helen’s session offered insightful knowledge borne from her wide experience of engaging with employers that will certainly add to the skills and advice of practitioners and student advisors in further and higher education.

– Ian Carter, Director, National Associate of Disability Practitioners

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.

Members of the MyPlus Universities’ Club are eligible for two complimentary places at our webinar and the cost of additional places for members to attend is £50

The cost for non-members to attend is £95 per delegate.

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 14th July 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

To successfully support disabled students as they transition from education to employment, careers advisers and academic support staff must be able to confidently understand and be able to address the challenges that face them. But what does ‘disability confident’ actually mean and what additional expertise is required to support this group into employment?

During this webinar, we will explore the 5 pillars of disability confidence and challenge delegates to think about what this means for their institution and how they can get started on their journey. It will also provide insights into the disability and employment landscape and the challenges faced by both students and careers and placement advisers.

The webinar will:

  • Examine the employment landscape for disabled students.
  • Outline the current challenges faced by both students with disabilities and those tasked with supporting them into employment
  • Explore the 5 key pillars of disability confidence
  • Guide you as you plan for success

By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to either get started on their journey to being disability confident or be able to progress the journey you are already on.

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

We hope that you will be able to join us on July 14th. If you would like additional information and / or to book your place, please email Emma Knox, University Partnerships’ Manager at MyPlus.

It was a very empowering workshop…. For the first time in 20 years of my career I heard the voice of someone who spoke about disability without any inhibitions.

– Parm Sahota, Employer Engagement, Kings College London

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.

Members of the MyPlus Universities’ Club are eligible for two complimentary places at our webinar and the cost of additional places for members to attend is £50. The cost for non-members to attend is £95 per delegate.

Webinars are recorded and can be accessed for 6 months

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 9th September 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

14% of students in UK universities have a disability; this figure will continue to increase. In order to support all students as they transition from education into employment, Careers Advisers and Employability Teams must understand the specific challenges facing disabled students and help them to overcome these.

This webinar will provide delegates with the opportunity to build their understanding about this talent pool enabling them to successfully support them as they search for jobs, make their application and navigate the recruitment process. In addition, it will provide insights into how employers support students with disabilities during the recruitment process.

The webinar will:

  • Highlight the current challenges faced by disabled students seeking employment
  • Enable delegates to confidently advise their students on how to positively position their disability
  • Build understanding about how employers support students through the recruitment process
  • Provide practical tools to use with students in preparing to disclose a disability

By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to better guide and support their disabled students towards their future career.

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

We hope that you will be able to join us on September 9th. If you would like additional information and / or to book your place, please email Emma Knox, University Partnerships’ Manager at MyPlus.

It was a very empowering workshop…. For the first time in 20 years of my career I heard the voice of someone who spoke about disability without any inhibitions.

– Parm Sahota, Employer Engagement, Kings College London

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.

Members of the MyPlus Universities’ Club are eligible for two complimentary places at our webinar and the cost of additional places for members to attend is £50. The cost for non-members to attend is £95 per delegate.

Webinars are recorded and can be accessed for 6 months