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Disability confidence on campus

A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 20th October 2020 - 3pm – 4pm AEST

To successfully support disabled students as they transition from education to employment, careers advisers and academic support staff must be able to confidently understand and be able to address the challenges that face them. But what does ‘disability confident’ actually mean and what additional expertise is required to support this group into employment?

During this webinar, we will explore the 5 pillars of disability confidence and challenge delegates to think about what this means for their institution and how they can get started on their journey. It will also provide insights into the disability and employment landscape and the challenges faced by both students and careers and placement advisers.

The webinar will:

  • Examine the employment landscape for disabled students.
  • Outline the current challenges faced by both students with disabilities and those tasked with supporting them into employment
  • Explore the 5 key pillars of disability confidence
  • Guide you as you plan for success

This webinar will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

By the end of the webinar, delegates will have the knowledge and confidence to either get started on their journey to being disability confident or be able to progress the journey you are already on.

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Shhhhhhh. It’s a secret

A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 27th October - 3pm – 4pm AEST

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, stops them from applying altogether

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 workshop 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

There will also be the opportunity to hear from employers and students who will provide insights and share their experiences.

The workshop will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director 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


Clear visual presentation, very informative and memorable; friendly and brilliant Q&A session.

- Oliver Walkden,
University of Leeds

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The MyPlus ‘Be Disability Confident on Campus’ Toolkit

A webinar hosted by MyPlus

Tuesday 3rd November - 3pm – 4pm AEST

The MyPlus Disability Confidence on Campus Toolkit provides information, resources and guidance to University staff who are supporting students with disabilities as they search for placements, internships and graduate roles.

In addition to insights around disability and the challenges facing students with disabilities as they transition from university to employment, the Toolkit provides practical resources to upskill both staff and students.

Following on from our previous webinars, ‘Disability confidence on campus’ and ‘Encouraging openness’, this webinar will showcase the MyPlus Disability Confidence on Campus Toolkit including what is included and how to leverage it to get the most out of it.

During the webinar, delegates will have the opportunity to view the contents including:

  • Why disability matters
  • Understanding disability
  • Employment challenges facing students with disabilities
  • The Staff Development Session
  • Student Skills sessions
  • Conversation cards

The workshop will be delivered by Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus. It will provide the delegates with plenty of opportunity to ask questions; the format will also enable delegates to learn from others working in this challenging space


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;
C.E.O Institute of Student Employers

To find out more about our Training Events, please contact Helen Cooke, CEO and Founder of MyPlus, at: helen@myplusconsulting.com