Careers Service

Neurodiverse and Disabled Students and Graduates

Neurodiverse and Disabled Students and Graduates

We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities. We want to provide an accessible and inclusive service to our students and graduates.

Our Next Generation Inclusive University partnership with EmployAbility

As well as the services you can get from the Careers Service, we are proud to have a Next Generation Inclusive University partnership with EmployAbility.

If you have a neurodivergent condition, mental health condition or another disability, EmployAbility can provide you with individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace and information about your rights. They can also support you with your application.

The EmployAbility team will also advocate for you with an employer to ensure you receive the adjustments you need, taking any stress and anxiety out of the process.

They also run first year, internship and graduate programmes, as well as vacation schemes and training contract opportunities with inclusive employer partners. You can also benefit from their employer insight days, networking events and skills workshops to maximise your chances of success.

Watch this video to find out more about our partnership with EmployAbillity, and the advice and support available to you. 

If you haven't already, please register with EmployAbility to access free support and advice or email info@employ-ability.org.uk.

We will be running a number of events with EmployAbility throughout the year. These will be your opportunity to learn more and ask EmployAbility any questions you may have.

Facilities in the Careers Service, King’s Gate 

Our facilities include:

  • an induction loop system in the reception area
  • portable induction loop system (please ask at reception if you would like to use this)
  • coloured overlay transparency sheets for students who find them helpful
  • student PCs equipped with large screen monitors
  • computer desks at varied heights for easier accessibility

We can organise additional support, such as longer one-to-one sessions for students who have a neurodivergent condition, mental health condition, are Deaf or have another disability. Visit the Careers Service and speak with our reception staff, or contact us.

Information and opportunities 

We advertise opportunities specifically for neurodiverse and disabled students on MyCareer.

Our diversity and equality page covers information about equal rights in the workplace.

We also provide advice on sharing information about a disability with employers as well as further disability and employment related resources.

Access to resources

If you need hard copy materials in alternative formats or any other adjustments to access our resources, visit the Careers Service and speak with our reception staff, or contact us.

Make it Accessible (SensusAccess)

You can also convert documents into formats that work better for you using SensusAccess.

Events

Our events are held online using Teams or Zoom, or on campus in accessible venues. If you have any questions or specific requirements, visit the Careers Service and speak with our reception staff, or contact us.

Enquiries relating to access provision and facilities for external events should be directed to the host venue.