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Disability and Employability Event

Do you want to find out more about entering the workplace with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition? Are you interested in hearing from those who have done it before you? Want to know what support you could receive from employers?

Each academic year we run a Disability and Employability Event, where speakers from a range of organisations talk about their experiences of either working with a disability or of supporting others in the workplace.  The event will be advertised on our MyCareer Events Calendar.

Our most recent event took place in November 2021 and consisted of a series of information videos leading to a live panel Q&A with employers and employees from organisations including KPMG, EmployAbility and UoS Senior Teaching Fellow Richard Cartwright. These panellists shared their experiences of working with a disability and the support offered by their employers/organisations to students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition.

Videos from our 2021 speakers are available below

Don't forget you can also book onto one of our Disability, Employability and Adjustments workshop if you are looking for advice on disclosing a disability, SpLD or long-term health condition. You can also contact us at careers@southampton.ac.uk for any further questions or support.

University of Southampton

Richard Cartwright tells of his career journey from his accident during his graduate role at KPMG to his current role at the University of Southampton

More about Richard

EmployAbility

Tab Ahmad shares the work she carries out with EmployAbility, partnering with a wide range of employers to create an inclusive workplace globally

More about EmployAbility

KPMG

KPMG talk about how they are a Disability Confident employer and how they support their employees with disabilities

More about KPMG

Brilliant event, felt very inclusive, really nice range of people from different companies and backgrounds, learnt a lot

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