Leveraging a Disability event – 27 April 2022

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Wednesday 27th April 2022, 10.00am – 11.15am

With the graduate job market becoming increasingly competitive, applying for jobs can be a full-time job in itself! Writing applications is hard work, challenging and time consuming for everyone however when you add in a disability it can seem overwhelming. Concerns such as how to reference a disability, how to request support and how to account for lower grades can all seem insurmountable and are likely to put off even the most resilient student from submitting applications for their dream jobs.

Armed with correct advice and guidance, these challenges are, however, totally surmountable. Knowing how to reference a disability, request support and ask for mitigating circumstances to be taken into consideration can make the difference between a decision to apply for a job or not, as well as determining whether the application is accepted or rejected.

This webinar will enable delegates to confidently advise their students on:

  • How to reference their disability in their application
  • Requesting the support they will require during the recruitment process
  • Positively positioning their mitigating circumstances
  • The Guaranteed Interview Scheme and what this means for their application

This is webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, CEO and Founder of MyPlus; it will be run as an interactive event with plenty of opportunities for discussion and to ask questions.

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. To book your places please contact Becky Hill: becky@myplusconsulting.com

The cost for non-members 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 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.