The Big Reveal – 27 September 2022

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A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 27th September 2022, 10.00am – 11.15am

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, resulting in them being rejected from the process. 

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

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.

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.