Our vision is to ensure that having a disability or long-term health condition doesn't prevent anyone from having the career that they want to have.
14% of students in UK Universities have a disability or long-term health condition.
These students find it considerably harder to find employment upon graduating 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 non-disabled graduates.
In order to address this issue, careers advisers and employability teams, student support staff and academic staff with a wider employability remit, must all understand the specific challenges facing disabled students as they transition from education to employment, and be in a position to support them with accurate information, resources and advice.
MyPlus Universities’ Club supports university staff as they seek to understand and address the specific challenges that their students with disabilities face as they transition from education into employment by building capability in disability confidence.
MYPLUS UNIVERSITIES’ CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES:
Our training events are an integral part of how we upskill career and employability teams in particular, and student services team more generally, to understand the challenges facing disabled students regarding employment and build the knowledge and skills needed to support them.
Clear visual presentation, very informative and memorable, friendly, brilliant Q&A session, connections with fellow Careers staff in other universities’.
- Oliver Walkden, University of Leeds
The MyPlus Annual Reception is a highlight of the MyPlus calendar. It provides an opportunity for our members to hear the latest from across the business and the opportunity to network with other members, businesses and individuals associated with disability over drinks and canapés.
The MyPlus Recruiters’ Club is a membership forum for graduate recruiters to gain and share insights, build greater disability confidence and realise the possibilities of opening up graduate recruitment to students with disabilities.
Joining us at our Recruiters’ Club events provides another opportunity to build your knowledge regards disability and employment as well as the opportunity to meet with disability confident employers.
Universities’ Club members benefit from 4 x 45-minute telephone coaching sessions with the Universities Partnership Manager at MyPlus. The coaching is designed to ensure that members get the most from the UC membership, are confident to use the MyPlus Students’ Club resources with their students and are knowledgeable to embed a disability confident careers culture at their institution.
We have developed 4 training packs designed for use by staff. Each interactive training package will equip you with up to date information and the resources to build the confidence and skills of disabled students to address the unique challenges they face as they successfully transition from education into employment.
- Disclosure: How to disclose a disability and benefits of doing so
- Identifying strengths: Using a disability to stand out from the crowd
- Accessing support & adjustments during the recruitment process
- Applying with a disability: accounting for differences in your application
Each digital training pack includes:
- A Train the Trainer guide & notes
- A video introduction to the training
- A Power Point deck of slides
Universities’ Club members benefit from reduced consulting fees for bespoke in-house training and develop of their staff. This can be delivered either face to face or on line.
Universities’ Club members benefit from reduced fees for the design and delivery of a bespoke webinar for your institution.
University careers services have a vital role to play in ensuring that disabled graduates have the tools they need to realise their potential and gain employment in roles that fit in with their career plan.
- Lord Shinkwin