Applying with a disability


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

However if you already receive adjustments at university it could be helpful to consider how these might be helpful to you in a recruitment process. 

Helpful to Know

Disability and long term health conditions include, but are not limited to: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS 

Support Available

Through our partnership with EmployAbility students and graduates have access to individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace, information about your rights, and support with your application. The EmployAbility team will also advocate for you with an employer to ensure you receive the adjustments you need, taking any stress and anxiety out of the process. Register with EmployAbility to access free support and advice.

We would also encourage you to book an appointment with one of our Career Consultants for a confidential discussion early on in your course as it is never to early to start exploring your career plans.

Useful Resources

If are an autistic student or graduate this free employability 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 Scotland guides:

Job application forms for people with dyslexia (pdf)

Guide to reasonable adjustments for people with dyslexia (pdf)

TARGETjobs guide Getting a graduate job when you have dyslexia


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



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