Compared to their non-disabled peers, disabled graduates are more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be in part-time employment and more likely to be on a non-permanent contract after university. (AGCAS) 76% of disabled students are worried about disclosing their condition to a potential employer, while 41% of HR decision-makers say their company’s board of directors never or rarely discuss disability. (YouGov)
It’s time to have a conversation about the state of disabled graduate recruitment. In this panel discussion, featuring experts in disability rights and guests with lived experiences, we will be celebrating the diversity of bodies and minds in the job market whilst exposing the discrimination they often face.
The discussion will have three main strands:
Celebration – the benefits of diversity, success stories, and the “anti-superhero”
Discrimination – accessibility issues, prejudice, accountability
Practical advice – reasonable adjustments, disclosure, self-employment