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For Disabled Students & Graduates

Accessible Careers Information

  • Careers and Employability is based at University House and is accessible to wheelchair users via lifts.
  • Careers and Employability is working to provide a range of low-level shelving and a layout to ensure accessibility of information for users. Staff are always on duty in the information resource if you need help in collecting material from the shelves.
  • Careers and Employability aims to use clear signage throughout to aid self-help for all our users
  • Careers and Employability can provide a range of careers information and guidance resources available in alternative formats, for example, in text format or in large print.
  • By prior arrangement only Careers and Employability can provide a member of staff who will, if appropriate, meet and escort students/graduates with disabilities into Careers and Employability from outside the building
  • By prior arrangement only students/graduates with disabilities will be able to loan certain reference material from Careers and Employability library if specialist equipment is needed to use the information.

A Flexible Guidance Service

Careers and Employability aims to offer the following services if you need them:

By prior arrangement only an extended careers interview

Careers interview at an alternative venue on campus to suit your needs

Careers advice by e-mail, telephone or SKYPE

View Get That Job: three short films which help to support the disabled student & graduate into employment. Each film looks at a particular part of the journey from identifying positive about disabled employers, applicatons, disclosure and adjustments needed in the workplace

Useful Links to Other Services

The following collection of websites and local and national contacts have been collected together by Careers and Employability. These websites will give you further information, advice and key pointers for further action.

University Resources

  • Disability and Learner Support - Offers information and advice to disabled students on accessing support for their learning at the University of Salford.
  • Disabled  - access to The Library services- Information outlining the access to services that the Library provides for disabled users
  • Access guide to Library Facilities - a guide for each library site at the University of Salford.
  • NOWAL - (Northwest Academic Libraries) This website gives locations, contacts and information about accessibility at other academic libraries in Manchester.
  • Access Summit - Access Summit is a local assessment centre that supports registered and prospective University of Salford students who require a Disabled Students Allowance assessment of needs. Access Summit are also a support worker provider. Students can get help applying for Disabled Students allowance through Disability & Learner Support and more information about Access Summit can be found on their website

Other Resources in Local Area

  • Library Services for Visually Impaired People (VIP) - Manchester Public Libraries have two VIP Units that specialise in delivering services to blind and partially sighted people. The VIP Units run The Visions for the Future project that provides careers guidance, basic IT training, and helps visually impaired job-seekers find employment.
  • Breakthrough UK - Breakthrough UK offer employment support services to disabled people in the Manchester and Liverpool areas.

See also:

Disability: Job Hunting, Employment and Disclosure

Disability: Work Experience

Information on Postgraduate Study for Disabled Students and Graduates