Disability and career support

From a careers point of view, we are here to support all students to plan their next steps once they have completed their course. This could be another Higher Education course, here or elsewhere, or you might be looking at finding work. We can talk through the options, and help you decide what you would prefer to do, and support you in applying. An element in these discussions, if you want it to be, could be to talk through if or how a disability might impact on your choices and how to present this information in a positive manner. Many students with disabilities often find that succeeding at university gives them many positive attributes and skills that employers and other educational establishments really value. If you are concerned about whether to disclose about your disability to an employer, there is more information and advice on the TargetJobs website. If you would like to talk this through in more detail, book an appointment to see the college careers adviser.

If you are studying for a Higher Education course, there is also the Disabled Student Allowance, which can pay for additional support and equipment - for instance a laptop for students with dyslexia. See Support for Disability, Dyslexia and Mental Health / Funding for Disability, Dyslexia and Mental Health for more information.

These websites might be of use:

Writtle University College
Support for Disability, Dyslexia and Mental Health
Essex Local Offer
Services and support for special educational needs and disability
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)