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LSE Careers Disability Mentoring Scheme

LSE Careers is launching a mentoring scheme for disabled students which is running from October 2017 to July 2018. Our mentors are LSE alumni who have all gone through the processes of finding inclusive employers and success in the workplace.

The scheme will open with a launch event on Wednesday 11 October and will be followed by one-to-one meetings between […]

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Disability in the workplace

Guest blog by LSE alumna Melissa Patel who describes her experiences throughout her job search and observations on how some organisations address disability in the workplace:
Before starting to apply for internships at the end of 2014, I had not really considered how my disability would affect my applications. Furthermore, I had not thought about whether or not to disclose and […]

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    Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

LSE alum Tony Richards shares his thoughts and experience on how to find inclusive employers:
Searching for your first job is the hardest thing anyone will ever do, and it’s made even harder if you have a disability. I know this all too well because it took me a good year before I got my foot on the first rung of […]

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    Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Jessica Luke is a Paralympian and she now works at Blind in Business. In this blog she talks about the challenges she’s faced finding a job:
I have a genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa and I have around 2% remaining vision.

I have a first-class degree in languages and a distinction in my MA in technical translation. I have internship […]

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    Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Guest blog by LSE alumnus Edward Howlin:
My name is Edward and I have a disability. I never used to be able to say that – as a person with a ‘non-visible’ disability I have never had anyone stop and stare at me on the street, or had awkward conversations with people unsure how to broach my disability with me. […]

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Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability

Finding the right employer for you can be challenging at the best of times but with a disability it can feel even more difficult sometimes.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against applicants or employees with disabilities and in an ideal world there would be nothing to worry about. In reality, however, practices and policies […]

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An LSE alumni view on disability and the workplace

I am a former LSE student who was diagnosed with a disability (ADHD) at the age of 14. It took me a long time to accept the fact that I had different needs than my peers and to overcome the stigma of having a disability. By the time I was in university, I embraced my disability as a benefit […]

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    Guest blog by Fergus Deery: Volunteering with Kith & Kids over Christmas

Guest blog by Fergus Deery: Volunteering with Kith & Kids over Christmas

Fergus Deery, Admissions Assistant in the Graduate Admissions Office at LSE, volunteered with Kith & Kids over the Christmas break. Read on to find out more about his experiences and why not become a volunteer for Kith & Kids if it inspired you to volunteer?
Focusing on abilities

Since 1969, North-London-based charity Kith & Kids have- in their own words- been […]

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    Students with disabilities – apply to attend Access to Employment 2018

Students with disabilities – apply to attend Access to Employment 2018

As Careers Consultant for disabled students I often get asked questions about whether employers will view a candidate negatively if they disclose a disability. Understandably there may be concerns about a lack of understanding or an unwillingness to make adjustments and, more often than not, you may not know the support you’re entitled to or how to handle situations […]

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LSE Careers services and support for disabled students

Blog by Viki Chinn – Careers Consultant for disabled students

There’s a buzz around campus in anticipation of students arriving – welcome to Michaelmas Term at LSE!

Whether you are a newcomer to LSE or a returning student this can be an exciting and busy time. At LSE Careers we have a full schedule of careers events waiting for you, from Careers […]

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