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Trainee teachers with disabilities on the rise
The number of people with disabilities training to become teachers has increased for the fifth year running, according to new research by Durham University. Survey results also show an increasing diversity in the types of people entering the teaching profession.




Task group hail dyslexic training event a success
AGCAS's Disability Task Group held a successful training day in June, which covered a range of issues around dyslexia and the transition to employment. Delegates included staff from careers services and dyslexia support departments.




Disability Task Group enters the political arena
The AGCAS Disability Task Group (DTG) was recently invited by SKILL, the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, and the Employers Forum on Disabilities to attend round-table discussions on the topic of accessing skills and employment at each of the three main political party conferences.




Report published on destinations of disabled graduates

AGCAS's Disability Task Group has produced its annual report, What Happens Next? The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.




Report published on career destinations of disabled graduates

The 2011 report on the first destinations of disabled graduates, What Happens Next?,  based on data collected from the 2008/09 cohort, has been published. Findings reported suggest that the proportion of both disabled and non-disabled graduates entering employment in 2009 fell, although the decrease for disabled graduates overall was marginally less than for their non-disabled peers.




Disability Task Group seeks new members

The AGCAS Disability Task Group is seeking new members to join the group and help shape the careers support available to disabled students at UK universities. There are currently two vacancies on the group.




First career destinations of disabled graduates - research published

The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced its annual report on the first destinations of disabled graduates nationally, What Happens Next? This year's report indicates a certain level of stability returning to the graduate labour market following last year’s downturn.




AGCAS Diversity Task Group: an update on activity

The AGCAS Diversity Task Group was formed in April 2010 to explore, share and develop good practice in relation to the diverse needs, backgrounds and aspirations of a varied client group. During this time, the group has focused on a range of ways to develop services and resources.




Vacancies on the AGCAS Disability Task Group

There are currently two vacancies for AGCAS members on the AGCAS Disability Task Group (DTG). The group is active and enthusiastic and is very keen to welcome new members who share their interest in helping disabled students and graduates.




Australian research into student disabilities

Members of the AGCAS Disability Task Group recently worked with Mark Glascodine, a careers adviser based in Melbourne, Australia, who specialises in working with people with disabilities. Mark visited the UK in October to learn more about the systems implemented by HE institutions here to support disabled students in transition.




Vacancy on the Disability Task Group

The AGCAS Disability Task Group is seeking a new member to join the group and help shape the careers support available to disabled students at UK universities. The group comprises seven members and meets two to three times annually to progress a range of issues concerning support for disabled students and graduates. The group produces What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates and provides a training event for AGCAS members each year.




Diversity Matters published on TARGETjobs

Following the announcement of the official partnership between AGCAS and GTI Media, the AGCAS Publications Team is delighted to announce that the first set of Diversity Matters titles is now live on targetjobs.co.uk.




Destinations of disabled graduates revealed in new report

The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2013 Disabled Graduates. This annual report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.


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Sustaining Disability Networks - Deaf Futures, Preston

Fri 14 May 2010

The aim of Deaf Futures is to share good practice and to understand the barriers for deaf students and graduates and the impact on their future employability.




AGCAS Disability Task Group, London

Mon 21 Jun 2010

Supporting clients with communication difficulties.

External speakers will be attending the day to provide expert specialist information and practical advice relating to helping clients who experience facial disfigurement, stammering and Asperger syndrome.

The main objective is to provide information and practical advice to professionals engaged in supporting clients with communication difficulties.




HEA Research Seminar Series 2010: Access and Success for All

Wed 27 Oct 2010

Belonging, Learning and Working: theory and practice in supporting students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties




Disability: Sharing best practice and ideas, Sheffield

Fri 11 Feb 2011

Participants on this one-day regional course will share ideas, talk to specialists, and learn about resources, issues and solutions when working with Deaf/HI students and students with Aspergers Syndrome.




Deaf Futures Sustaining Disability Networks Workshop

Thu 27 Jan 2011

UCLan/CHESS were successful in obtaining funding from Action on Access for Sustaining Disability Networks and have set up a series of 4 seminars/workshops entitled Deaf Futures. Deaf Futures aims to share good practice ensuring that deaf students have access to the same employability opportunities as their peers from their arrival at university and onward to future graduate careers. Do you have a role in finding employment opportunities for deaf students?




Supporting the Transition - Careers Service Support to Disabled Students and Graduates, Sheffield

Mon 09 Jul 2012

A one-day event designed and delivered by the AGCAS Disability Task Group aimed at careers staff to help disabled students and graduates progress beyond their current course.




Enhancing your work with disabled students and graduates, Milton Keynes

Mon 24 Mar 2014

This AGCAS Eastern, London and Southern Regional Training day, delivered by members of the AGCAS Disability Task Group, aims to facilitate the sharing of good practice in working with disabled students and graduates and it is appropriate both for experienced practitioners, as well as newer HE careers advisers.




Guiding Disabled Students through the Recruitment and Selection Process, Liverpool

Fri 10 Apr 2015

This one-day AGCAS North West regional training course, delivered by the AGCAS Disability Task Group, aims to share good practice in supporting disabled students and graduates through the recruitment and selection process.




Disclosing Disabilities: How to support students with disabilities through the recruitment process, Abertay

Wed 07 Dec 2016

This is a one-day AGCAS Scotland regional training event, aimed at providing all careers staff with information which will help them to support students with disabilities through the recruitment process.


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What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates

What Happens Next? analyses the destinations of disabled graduates. The report details the experiences of graduates from specific groups and aims to challenge many widely-established views on the opportunities available to disabled students.   




Psychometric Assessment: Supporting Disabled Candidates
Psychometric testing for selection purposes is increasingly popular, but what does this mean for disabled candidates? The AGCAS Psychometric Assessment Task Group (PATG) has sourced responses to this question from a test publisher (Kenexa) and a major graduate employer (PricewaterhouseCoopers).




Working with disabled students and graduates - some frequently asked questions

This resource pack, produced by the AGCAS Disability Task Group, is designed around a 'frequently asked questions' format. It provides assistance based around some of the key issues that careers advisers may have questions or concerns about when dealing with disabled students and graduates.




Guidelines for Creating an Inclusive Information Room

The aim of this guide is to provide an overview of how to create an inclusive, accessible, integrated careers information room. It charts the experience of Newcastle University Careers Service in its attempts to improve the provision of disability-related information and offers tips and advice to other services, as well as sharing good practice.




Get that Job (streaming licence)

Get that Job is aimed at supporting the transition of disabled students and graduates into employment. The programme features disabled graduates, employers and an adviser addressing a range of topics, including: identifying disability-friendly employers; applying for work; disclosing a disability; adjustments in the workplace.




A qualitative study exploring employers’ recruitment behaviour and decisions: small and medium enterprises

This report of research carried out by The University of York and the Social Policy Research Unit on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) aims to explore the factors that influence the decision-making processes in SMEs' employment recruitment decisions, and relate these to the recruitment of disabled workers.




Diversity Matters

AGCAS Diversity Matters, produced in collaboration with GTI Media, is targeted primarily at graduate jobseekers but will be useful to anybody interested in employment and diversity, whether as someone directly affected by the issues it addresses or in a professional capacity.




AGCAS Disability Task Group blog

Members of the AGCAS Disability Task Group have produced a blog aimed at fellow practitioners working with disabled students and graduates. The blog highlights work that the group does and also serves to publicise relevant training sessions and useful new resources.




Working with disabled students and graduates - case studies

The AGCAS Disability Task Group has collated a series of case studies from members illustrating good practice in working with disabled students and graduates. All the case studies included are based on work with real clients, but have been anonymised.




Life and employment opportunities of young people with chronic conditions

This report examines the obstacles faced by young people with long-term, chronic or fluctuating conditions as they seek to make the transition from education and employment - and then to develop and thrive in the workplace.




Improving Diversity in STEM

This report brings together data and research from the last five years to build a picture of the current state of diversity in STEM, from education to the workforce. The findings show that it is still the case that women, disabled people and those from ethnic minorities or socially-disadvantaged groups are consistently under-represented, particularly at senior levels, in science and engineering.

 




Student mental wellbeing in higher education: Good practice guide

This guidance for the teaching and support of students experiencing mental health difficulties draws on evidence and practice from within the higher education sector and reports from government and the health and voluntary sectors.




Openness: Understanding why students are reluctant to be open with employers about their disability

This research was undertaken to help increase the number of graduates who have a disability or long-term health condition successfully apply for graduate jobs. The aim was to understand why disabled graduates are so reluctant to inform employers about their disability during the recruitment process, and to highlight what employers needed to be doing to encourage openness.




Resources and support for potential teachers with a disability

The AGCAS Teaching and Related Professions Task Group has produced a guide collating resources and support for students and graduates with disabilities who are thinking of entering the teaching profession.


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