Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorClarkson, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-21T12:30:56Z
dc.date.available2016-12-21T12:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13123
dc.description.abstractUniversity students with disabilities are supported in a variety of ways designed to help all students realise their academic potential. Students are supported whether they have physical disabilities or cognitive learning difficulties. When these students leave higher education and enter the workplace, what support can they expect? How do they understand and articulate their practical support needs to a prospective employer? Will employers be able to help? Literature suggests that relevant support for disability does exist in the workplace although perhaps not evenly. Fieldwork demonstrates that communication is the main hurdle. A model of student employability is developed that includes all students, with or without disability. The model is augmented and built into an inclusive transition framework designed to support discussion between students and support practitioners, exploring employment-related issues and concerns, and enabling a student to explore and develop their own employability and career. A prototype framework has been successfully piloted with support practitioners and with students, potentially filling the communication gap.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDe Montfort Universityen
dc.subjectstudent disabilityen
dc.subjectemployabilityen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectstudent self-discoveryen
dc.subjecttransition to employmenten
dc.subjectinclusive support for employabilityen
dc.titleStudent Disability and Employability: Empowering Self-Discoveryen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Technologyen
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Computing and Social Responsibilityen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record