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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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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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    How to prepare and make the most of LSE Careers if you’re a second or third year undergraduate

How to prepare and make the most of LSE Careers if you’re a second or third year undergraduate

So your summer’s nearly over and you’ll soon be heading back to LSE.

Hopefully you’re looking forward to seeing your friends and getting into your courses again. Alongside focusing on your studies and those all-important extra-curricular activities now is also a really important time to be thinking about your future career and setting yourself up to be in the best position […]

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Interning in Body & Soul’s HIV programme

Kristen Hagemeister (MSc Development Studies 2017) has been interning in Body & Soul’s HIV programme for the past three months. Working in the Children’s Centre, she has interacted closely with children and their parents. This has given her a unique insight into the lives of people affected by HIV. Here, as her internship draws to a close, she reflects […]

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