Disability & student recruitment – all you need to know – 21st February 2023

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"Helen’s experience as a graduate, an employer and a consultant gives her a unique insight into the issues faced by students with disabilities, educators and employers. Her work has always been solutions focused, helping drive industry change and improving outcomes for students" – Stephen Isherwood; CEO Institute of Student Employers

With an increasing number of students at UK Universities identifying as disabled*, it is more important than ever for careers advisers and academic support staff to provide the specialist careers advice they require.

This will involve understanding the additional challenges that having a disability can bring to the job-hunting process and enabling them to successfully overcome these to compete fairly in the recruitment process. For some students it will also involve building their confidence to even contemplate applying for jobs and challenging them to identify their unique skill set.

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:


-Requesting support

-Accounting for mitigating circumstances

-Positively positioning their disability with employers

-Provide you with practical advice that you can use with 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. This webinar is free to attend.

* 15% of students in UK Universities have a disability (HESA)

This webinar is taking place on Tuesday 21st February; 10am - 11.15am. 

Who should attend?

This webinar is ideal for those who are new to the area of disability & employment 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.

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