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Connecting disabled students with recruiters at our careers fairs

Posted on behalf of Annie Dutton. Blogged by Annie Dutton on October 11, 2017.

The Careers Service is running a number of bespoke sessions for disabled students titled ‘Engaging with organisations as a Disabled Student’  before most of our Careers Fairs running in Michaelmas Term. These sessions are for any student who identifies themselves as having a disability, specific learning difficulty, or any mental or physical health condition, which they feel may impact on how recruiters or educational providers view them. At these sessions you’ll learn how to assess how disability-friendly an organisation is, how your circumstances may affect working with them, and how sharing (or not sharing) your circumstances may affect the recruitment process.

There will be lots of opportunity for you to ask questions in this confidential setting.  It may be of particular interest to you if you have had to ‘suspend their studies’ at some point, owing to health reasons, and want to know how your application may be viewed. It is open to all students whatever year of study.

If you attend this workshop you’ll also be able to access the fairs before the official start time and meet with recruiters before it gets busy. Recruiters attending the fairs are aware that there will be some students keen to talk with them about their circumstances prior to the start of the fair away from the crowds.

If you are someone who meets the criteria for taking part, please do book your place on CareerConnect, or contact Careers Service Reception for more information on or  01865 274646.

Booking is essential. If we can put adjustments in place for you to access any of our events, please contact the Careers Service Reception in advance to discuss your needs.

These sessions are being held at:

  • Oxford Careers Fair 14/10/17 @ 13.30 in Exam Schools, Oxford
  • Finance Fair 17/10/17 @ 13.30 in Oxford Town Hall
  • Careers in Computing 24/10/17 @ 14.00 in Robert Hooke Building
  • Arts, Media & Marketing Fair 26/10/17 @ 13.30 in  Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • Internship Fair 1/11/17 @ 13.30 in Oxford Town Hall
  • Law Fair 4/11/17 @ 10.00 in Exam Schools, Oxford