The Disabilities Service at Lancaster University provides support and advice for students with disabilities and other support needs throughout their student life.
Focus on ability
If you have a disability, you may feel you need extra support when planning your career.
The type of queries you might have could relate to the disclosure of your disability to employers; how to market yourself effectively so that your disability is not the focal point of an application.
Or you may want advice on CV writing, how to deal with gaps in your education or lack of work experience, what to expect at an interview, how to find positive employers.
During the application process for graduate jobs and internships, it’s important to stress your achievements and give specific examples.
You may have developed skills as a result of your disability and you can use these as selling points. Making some positive statements about your disability can also dispel any doubts an employer may have.
We offer a range of resources that you can access online covering:
- Career choices
- Assessment centres
If you would like to discuss the issue of disclosure with Careers staff we offer a range of options:
- Drop-in service
- Bookable appointments
- Online query service, Ask Careers
If you need access to information in a different format, or are unable to attend a specific careers/employability workshop because of accessibility or other disability-related reason, please contact us.
Get that Job Videos
We also have a number of videos bought under license from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).
These are only available to Lancaster University students through the Knowledge Bank.
Sign into the Knowledge Bank using your normal student ID and password to access the videos.
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Disability Rights UK - a source of information, advice and services produced by and for disabled people. This includes advice about entry to work and education. There are a series of fact sheets for undergraduate and postgraduate students with a disability.
Great With Disability – information for students with a long-term health condition or disability when applying for graduate jobs.
AFBP – national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people.
Time to Change – a national programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination including advice on getting a job.
Employ-ability – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting people with all disabilities into employability.
Disability Now – includes vacancy information in disability related fields and employers targeting disabled applicants.
Jobability – vacancies with employers with a commitment to disabled job seekers. Also includes a careers advice section.
Action on Hearing Loss charity (formerly RNID).
Scope – a range of services for disabled people and employers aimed at improving all aspects of the working environment.
Youreable – worldwide information and news service for all disabled people and people with an interest in disability issues.
Evenbreak - a social enterprise offering help to disabled jobseekers to find work.
Skill - is a national organisation which promotes opportunities for people with any kind of disability.
Whizz– Kidz - support to access placements with national companies who partner with this organisation to ensure that disabled young people do not miss out on valuable work experience.