The University's Disability Unit aims to provide disabled
students or students with a specific learning difficulty with
resources, help and advice. The Disability Coordinator is available
by making an appointment through the Student Services initial
advice and guidance desk on the ground floor of the Holgate
The following organisations provide help and advice:
Shaw Trust is a national
charity that provides training and work opportunities for people
who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill
health or other social circumstances.
The Direct Government
website has an area for people with disabilities offering advice
and information on work-related issues.
Skill the National Bureau for
Students with Disabilities. Skill has helpful general information
and literature, especially about allowances for disabled students
and about many charities and grant making trusts.
Remploy offers a range of
employment services for disabled people.
Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties
People who have dyslexia and specific learning difficulties are
protected by the Disability Discrimination Act. Follow the link to
the Disability pages of
prospects.ac.uk, the UKs official graduate careers website for
information on such topics as understanding the law, marketing
yourself and CVs and covering letters. The
University Disability Unit can also offer assistance (see the
Disability section above for details).
British Dyslexia Association
website has information on help for higher education students, help
in the workplace and help in finding a job.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Prospects, The National Autistic Society's (NAS) employment
consultancy service, was established in London in 1994. Prospects
works exclusively with people with autism and Asperger syndrome to
support them to prepare for, find and retain employment. The
organisation has offices in London, Glasgow, Sheffield and
Manchester. Visit the NAS website to see the full range of
Age:Overview pages on the prospects website for information on
all aspects of employment legislation as it relates to age.
The rules and regulations regarding declaring offences, and
when, if ever, convictions can be considered spent is very
complicated. Expert advice can be found in the
Disclosure pages of the National Association for the
Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) website.
See also information on the Ex-Offenders pages on the
prospects website. Topics include: understanding the
law and marketing yourself to employers.
The Apex Trust seeks to
help people with criminal records to obtain appropriate jobs or
self-employment by providing them with the skills they need in the
labour market and by working with employers to break down the
barriers to their employment.
Race:Overview pages of the prospects website
Equality and Human Rights
The UK Council for International Student Affairs
provides comprehensive information on the rules and regulations
governing working in the UK during, and after, your studies.
The Working in the
UK pages on the UK Border Agency website are also worth
For advice on working in the UK and funding your studies visit
students pages of prospects.ac.uk the official graduate
If you are entitled to work whilst you are studying and want to
find a temporary, part-time and/or holiday job in the York
area see Opportunities
Gateway Online (the York St John vacancy website).
For general careers advice or help with how to improve your CV
and develop employability skills while you are studying make an
appointment with one of our Career Development Advisers
(contact details are on our home page).
Gender: Overview pages on the prospects website.
The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
make it unlawful for employers and some other bodies to
discriminate against, or harass, gay, lesbian or bisexual (LGB)
people in the workplace - visit the workplace pages
of the Stonewall website to find out more about your rights.