Interesting post from my colleague Kay Barbour on telling employers about disabilities.
Many thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post on disability and the workplace, which contains some interesting facts and figures plus practical and useful advice on disclosing disabilities to employers – Rebecca
The University’s Disability Service reports that 9.5% of the student body has indicated a disability – according to their UCAS code – for 2014-15. While numbers with ‘seen’ disabilities, such as mobility difficulties, increases only slightly year on year, big increases can be seen in ‘unseen’ disabilities: Specific Learning Difficulties and mental health problems in particular.
The Guardian has gone so far to say that mental health is a crisis in universities publishing articles detailing issues for students with hidden disabilities along with Disability sites discussing Uncovering Hidden Disabilities.
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) carries out an annual report exploring the destinations of disabled graduates. The 2015 report confirms that:
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