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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Explore the Law 2020

CAREERS INSIGHT EVENT

The City’s global law firms are looking for sharp legal minds, regardless of disability and / or degree, to solve complex problems and represent the needs of their diverse client base.

If you are a high performing undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue a fast paced, exciting career in law, join us at our unique Explore the Law careers insight event.

Meet international law firms, including Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May, and gain a real insight into commercial law careers.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive skills sessions led by recruiters on topics such as interview skills, managing a disability in the workplace and requesting support in the recruitment process. You will also learn first-hand from our panellists what it is like to work with a disability in a leading City law firm.


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To find out more, and to apply, visit the Explore the Law website.

PAST EVENTS

Herbert Smith Freehills 20 Oct

MyPlus & Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day

20TH OCTOBER, 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Applications are now open for the Herbert Smith Freehills and MyPlus Students’ Club Open Day on Tuesday 20th October!

The Open Day is for high-performing students with a disability or long-term health condition* who are interested in a career in commercial law. The aim of the day is to help you learn more about the exciting work we do, our inclusive culture and how you could be involved if you joined us a trainee. You’ll meet lawyers from across the firm who will give you an insight into what it’s like to work at HSF with a disability and the support we provide throughout the application process and during your career with us.

The Open Day is open to all disciplines and students in any year as well as graduates. The deadline to apply is Friday 2nd October.

If you require adjustments to be made in order to apply please contact Rebecca.Worrall@hsf.com.

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – Arrival and welcome
  • 10.45am – Introduction to HSF
  • 11.30am – Break
  • 11.45am – Session on disclosure
  • 12.30pm – Applications advice session
  • 1.15pm – Lunch break
  • 1.45pm – Trainee Q&A
  • 2.30pm – Informal networking
  • 3.15pm – Questions and close


It was a very empowering workshop… For the first timein 20 years of my career I heard the voice of someonewho spoke about disability without any inhibitions.

– Parm Sahota; Employer Engagement,
Kings College London

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.

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EY & MyPlus Students’ Club webinar

20TH OCTOBER; 2.00 - 3.00PM

In partnership with MyPlus, GSK are hosting a webinar for students with disabilities on Tuesday 20th October at 2pm.

This webinar is for students with a disability* or health condition who are interested in finding out about careers with GSK, and what it is like to work for GSK when you have a disability or health condition.

The session will highlight why GSK is an employer of choice for students with disabilities and will outline the support they offer to their employees as well as top tips for making a great application.

Agenda

  • Welcome by GSK and MyPlus
  • Disability at GSK
  • Industrial Placements: meet Francesca
  • Future leaders programme: meet Hannah
  • Disclosure: top tips on how to share disability-related information with an employer.
  • Application Top Tips including how to access support and adjustments
  • Q&A
Investing in Talent - 21 Oct

Investing in Talent 2020

INFORMATION FOR SC WEBSITE / EVENTS

We are committed to hiring the best people for our roles and we do not believe that any disability or long-term health conditions should be a barrier to that.

This is the message that the City’s leading banks are sending out to university talents.

If you are an ambitious undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue exciting career opportunities in banking, Investing in Talent is not to be missed.

Meet global employers such as Blackrock, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS and J.P. Morgan and gain a real insight into investment banking.

You will have the opportunity to join interactive skills sessions led by recruiters on applications and interviews; gain specialist advice about disclosure and requesting adjustments and have the opportunity to hear from bank representatives about how they manage their disability in the workplace.


I’ve struggled in the past to know how to handle my disability, which has basically meant simply hiding it. However, I now feel empowered to be open and confident about it; and ultimately that it really isn’t a big deal.

– Alpesh Rama,
University of Leicester

To find out more, and to apply, visit the Investing in Talent website.

Webinar 28 Oct

Webinar: To inform or not to inform

Date: 28th October - Time: 12pm - Location: Delivered via webinar link

One of the most difficult decisions to make is whether or not you are going to inform a potential employer about your disability or health condition. Not surprisingly you fear that you will be discriminated against, judgements will be made about your ability and / or that you will be seen as a hassle; and that is before we even begin to talk about concerns over how the information provided will be used and who it will be shared with.

However, if you are not open about your disability not only can’t you draw on some of your experiences to demonstrate your skills and strengths; more importantly, you won’t be able to ask for the support/ adjustments that you may need during the recruitment process. And without this support you will not be able to demonstrate your suitability for the role and more than likely will be rejected for a role that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will help you to understand the benefits of being open, the consequences of not, and provide some hints and tips on how to write your ‘openness statement’

This webinar will:

  1. Highlight why employers ask about disability
  2. Look at how the information is used and who it is shared with
  3. Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
  4. Consider what information is appropriate to share
  5. Enable delegates to write their ‘openness statement’
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Students Club & EY

In partnership with MyPlus, EY is hosting a webinar for students with disabilities on Thursday 29th October at 2pm.

This webinar is for students with a disability* or health condition who are interested in finding out about careers with EY, and what it is like to work for EY when you have a disability or health condition.

Agenda:

  • Welcome by EY and MyPlus
  • Disability at EY
    • The importance of being an inclusive employer
    • Disability network
  • The benefits of being open and how to request adjustments
  • Support offered during the recruitment process and how to access it
  • Q&A

Please click the link to register: Spotlight on EY - Register to Attend

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Herbert Smith Freehills 20 Oct

MyPlus & Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day

20TH OCTOBER, 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Applications are now open for the Herbert Smith Freehills and MyPlus Students’ Club Open Day on Tuesday 20th October!

The Open Day is for high-performing students with a disability or long-term health condition* who are interested in a career in commercial law. The aim of the day is to help you learn more about the exciting work we do, our inclusive culture and how you could be involved if you joined us a trainee. You’ll meet lawyers from across the firm who will give you an insight into what it’s like to work at HSF with a disability and the support we provide throughout the application process and during your career with us.

The Open Day is open to all disciplines and students in any year as well as graduates. The deadline to apply is Friday 2nd October.

If you require adjustments to be made in order to apply please contact Rebecca.Worrall@hsf.com.

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – Arrival and welcome
  • 10.45am – Introduction to HSF
  • 11.30am – Break
  • 11.45am – Session on disclosure
  • 12.30pm – Applications advice session
  • 1.15pm – Lunch break
  • 1.45pm – Trainee Q&A
  • 2.30pm – Informal networking
  • 3.15pm – Questions and close
25 November

Webinar: Adjustments during the recruitment process

Date: 25th November - Time: 12pm - Location: Delivered via webinar link

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.

Employers don’t intentionally have barriers in their recruitment processes however they recognise that barriers may exist for those who have a disability or health condition and that is why they are more than happy to make adjustments to the process and / or provide support. The aim of which is to ‘level the playing field’; to ensure that no-one is either at an advantage or a disadvantage and instead ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to demonstrate their potential.

Not surprisingly, however, asking for this support seems daunting; but if you don’t request it, you may well be rejected for roles that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, will shed light on the support that employers can make, how the adjustment process works and advise applicants on the best way to request what they require.

During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Consider the purpose of adjustments & support during the recruitment process
  2. Explore the wide variety of support that employers can provide
  3. Gain insights into how the adjustment process works
  4. Build your confidence to request the support you require