The MyPlus Disability Toolkit provides specialist information, resources, and guidance for university staff and careers advisors in supporting disabled undergraduate students as they search for placements, internships, and graduate roles.
Helen Cooke, founder and director of MyPlus, said: “It is our collective responsibility to provide disabled students with the right advice, resources, and access to disability confident employers so that they can maximise their chances of successful employment when they graduate. The MyPlus Students’ Club Toolkit for Careers Advisers provides a library of resources to provide this support, backed up by the resources available online.”
The MyPlus Students’ Club Toolkit for University Careers Advisers is divided into four areas: Why Disability Matters, Understanding Disability, Challenges Facing Disabled Students and Conversation Cards. The areas covered within the toolkit can be used to provide guidance and support to students in the common issues faced during the recruitment process such as how to disclose their disability and how to request adjustments in seeking employment.
The toolkit has been positively received by Claire Hudson, careers adviser at Cardiff University, commenting: “I have found the toolkit extremely valuable in discussing a range of employment issues with my students. They can be used within a workshop situation or within an individual setting to both encourage open discussions and to also demonstrate to student’s positive approaches and solutions to managing any disability.”
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