Careers ServiceApplying with a disability

Disability and long-term health conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • visual and hearing impairments
  • mobility impairments
  • autism
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • mental health conditions
  • speech impairments
  • and major illnesses such as cancer and MS 

You do not need to be registered with the Disability Service to request adjustments in the recruitment process.

Support available

If you have a disability or long-term health condition register for free with MyPlus Students Club. This will give you access to employers, jobs, and essential advice on applying with a disability and give you the confidence to realise your career potential.

We would also encourage you to book an appointment with a Career Consultant. Here you can have a confidential discussion early on in your course. It's never too early to start exploring your career plans. 

Useful resources

If you're an autistic student or graduate, the Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates course includes:

  • skills to help you decode job adverts and interview questions
  • guidance on sharing or disclosing your autism diagnosis
  • information about reasonable adjustments

MyPlus Student Club have produced a range of Disability Careers Guides

Dyslexia guides:

Further resources are available on the Equality and Diversity section of the Careers website.

Advice on the use of Generative AI (including ChatGPT)

We asked ChatGPT for advice on using it for job applications. Below are the key points, which we agree are helpful:

  • Although ChatGPT can be a helpful tool for drafting content it is essential that you personalise what you write in order to showcase your skills, experience and personal attributes. Always tailor what you write to the organisation and role
  • ChatGPT doesn’t always generate accurate information. Always check facts, edit for accuracy and relevance and ensure the language and tone is appropriate for a job application
  • Be honest: if using ChatGPT might raise issues or concerns with an employer explain why you used it and how it helped you

This advice applies to all submissions you make as part of the application process including CVs, cover letters, application forms, essays, reports, psychometric assessments, and technical challenges. Submitting work written by someone else, including AI, is viewed as plagiarism by employers and as such would result in the rejection of your application.

The Careers Service has many tools to support you in writing unique content for your applications and in preparing for every stage of the application process. Please use them and seek advice if you are unsure so you are not caught out.