Disability Confidence – 16 June 2022

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Thursday 16th June 2022, 10.00am – 11.15am

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.

To close this employment gap, and successfully support disabled students as they transition from education to employment, careers & employability advisers and academic support staff must have the confidence, expertise and knowledge to provide the specific careers advice required. In addition, they must be able to support their students as they navigate the added challenges that having a disability brings to navigating the recruitment process.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Examine the employment landscape for disabled students
  • Outline the challenges faced by students as they navigate the recruitment process
  • Develop our knowledge of how to advise students on 4 key areas:
    • Disclosure
    • Requesting support
    • Accounting for mitigating circumstances
    • Positively positioning their disability with employers
  • Provide you with practical tools to enable you to support your students

This webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO and Founder of MyPlus; it will be run as an interactive event and provide the opportunity for discussion, questions and sharing best practice.

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 cost to attend is £95 per delegate, to book your place please click on the "Book your place" button below.

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 Association of Disability Practitioners 

Helen is an engaging presenter with lived experience who clearly articulates her message.

– Vicky Walsh; Business Leader,
Uniting Employment Services & School Leaver Employment Supports

Helen is an energised and thoroughly engaging presenter. Her point of difference is that she is a positive and powerful role model. Helen uses her own lived experiences of disability and examples from the students she coaches, to unpack many practical examples on how to build disability confidence, address discrimination and self-advocate to gain employment.

– Susan Beard; National Disability Coordination Officer Program,

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.