Levelling The Playing Field – 22nd November 2022

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 22nd November 2022, 10.00am – 11.15am

The 15% of disabled students at UK universities find it harder to get work experience, placements and graduate employment than their non-disabled counterparts; and research* shows that disabled graduates at all qualification levels are less likely to have obtained full-time employment than their non-disabled counterparts. An identified cause of this is that disabled students are not requesting the support they need to succeed during the recruitment process.

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.

The workshop will enable delegates to advise students on accessing the support they require by:

  • Building knowledge and understanding of the wide variety of support and adjustments that employers can provide
  • Provide insights into how the adjustment process works
  • Enable delegates to confidently advise their students to request the support they need
  • Provide practical tools to support students during the application process

The webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO and Founder 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

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

*What Happens Next report published by AGCAS.

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


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.

Webinars are recorded and will be available for one month.