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UPCOMING EVENTS

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 5th May 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Providing the expert careers guidance that students with disabilities require remains a challenging area for universities. In addition to engaging with disabled students and encouraging them to use the careers service, there are also challenges around guiding students on how to position their disability positively with an employer, accounting for differences on a CV and how to confidently request the support required during a recruitment process. There are also differences on opinions on whether specific careers event and workshops for those with disabilities are required, and how effective they are.

Some universities are making great headway in this space and this webinar provides the opportunity to hear from those universities and to allow others to learn from them. In addition to hearing about strategies and initiatives that have been effective, our speakers will also share how they went about it and what was critical to their success.

During this webinar, delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how other universities successfully engage with students with disabilities.
  • Hear how careers services work with other key stakeholders, including disability services
  • Understand the critical success factors in providing support to students with disabilities
  • Explore the effectiveness of different skills sessions and training events

This webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Wherever you are in your disability agenda, this webinar will enable you to benefit from best practice and fuel you with fresh and insight to take away.

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 webinar is relevant to all careers and employability staff whose remit includes supporting students with disabilities into employment.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 6th July 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Over three quarters of disabled students would prefer not to share information about their disability with an employer.  This reluctance is preventing them from requesting the support they require to compete in the recruitment process and, in some cases, stops them from applying altogether. 

Based on research undertaken into ‘Openness’* this workshop will enable delegates to understand the concerns that disabled students have about disclosure and how these can best be addressed; recognise the benefits that come with being open (and the consequences of not); and enable them to advise students on when and how to inform an employer.

The webinar will:

  • Highlight why employers ask about disability and how they use the information
  • Provide insights into why students are so reluctant to be open about their disability
  • Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
  • Enable delegates to confidently advise their students on whether to disclose, how and when
  • Provide practical tools to use with students in preparing to disclose a disability

There will also be the opportunity to hear from students who will share their own personal insights regards being open with an employer about their disability.

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus. It will provide the delegates with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the key issues.

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 webinar 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.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 8th September 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

What is neurodiversity? This term is increasingly being used to understand and capitalise on the cognitive diversity that exists among us. *HESA data from 2018/9 tells us that over 80,000 undergraduate students in the UK have a specific learning difficulty and over 10,000 identify with having a social communication or autism spectrum disorder.

How can you best support neurodivergent students as they transition from education to employment? It is important that careers advisers and academic support staff are able to confidently understand and be able to address the challenges that face them but also to enable them to understand how to capitalise on their talents and utilise them to increase their chances of successful employment

During this webinar, delegates will:

  • Explore what neurodiversity is, and related terminology
  • Discuss what talents are associated with neurodiversity
  • Consider how to best prepare students for the next steps into employment
  • Understand how to prepare students for the hiring process, gaining adjustments and the concept of disclosure.

By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to understand the key concepts of supporting students with neurodivergent traits including those with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Conditions and provide practical tools that can be used to help prepare the students.

The workshop will be delivered by Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions. Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales; she has lectured to more than 100,000 individuals worldwide, written over 100 research papers, and become internationally recognized in the field of neurodiversity as both a clinician and researcher.

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.

*Who's studying in HE?: Personal characteristics - Detailed Disability and Ethnicity Breakdown.

https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/whos-in-he/characteristics


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 webinar 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.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 30th November 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

Key reasons that students go to university are that they either wish to pursue a particular career or to help them to get a better job than they would have done if they hadn’t gone. The same is true for disabled students yet it remains considerably harder for them to find employment upon graduating than for their non-disabled counterparts.

The reasons for this are many and varied however key is that students are lacking the employability skills that employers demand.

To develop employability skills, individuals need to immerse themselves in all aspects of university life and take positions of responsibility; develop leadership skills, show initiative, etc. This will involve students joining clubs and societies, volunteering, gaining work experience and developing the skills required to successfully navigate recruitment processes. However, if you lack confidence, combined with the added challenge of managing your disability, getting involved can seem impossible.

To address this issue, stakeholders from across the institution must all understand the specific challenges facing disabled students as they transition from education to employment and be in a position to support them with accurate information, expert resources and tailored advice.

During this webinar, delegates will:

  • Understand the student voice:
    • Why disabled students are not fully immersing themselves in university life and the impact on transitioning into employment
  • Understand how best to manage student expectations:
    • By developing your own knowledge of the main concerns that disabled students have when applying for a job
  • Challenge their assumptions of what is possible for disabled students
  • Understand how you can change practice

The workshop will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus and will provide the delegates with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the key issues.

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 webinar 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.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.

PAST EVENTS

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 24th February 2021, 10.00am – 11.00am

14% of students in UK Universities have a disability or long-term health condition, and this figure is set to increase. Careers advisers and academic support staff must be able to confidently understand and be able to address the challenges facing disabled students as they transition out of HE into employment so that they can compete effectively.

But what does ‘disability confident’ actually mean and what additional expertise is required to support this group into employment?

Based on research undertaken into ‘Openness’ and ‘How disabled students search for work’ this webinar will provide delegates with the opportunity to build their understanding of this talent pool enabling them to successfully support them as they search and apply for jobs and navigate the recruitment process.

The webinar will:

  • Examine the employment landscape for students with disabilities.
  • Outline the current challenges faced by both students with disabilities and how to address these
  • Build understanding about the reluctance to disclose a disability and how to encourage this
  • Explore the adjustments and support that employers can provide, and how to access this

This webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and capability to either get started on their journey to being disability confident or be able to progress their strategy to improve outcomes for students at their institution.

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 webinar is ideal for those who are new to the area of disability as well as those who have been working in this area for a while and wish to consider some of the key issues from a fresh perspective.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.

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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.

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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

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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

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.