Information for students with disabilities

LSE Careers works to uphold the School's principles of equality and diversity, and aims to ensure that individuals of whatever race, gender or degree of disability can have equal access to employment opportunities.

LSE Careers has a dedicated Careers Consultant (Viki Chinn) whose focus is on the transition from education to employment for students who have a disability or a neurodiverse condition.

LSE Careers has close links with the LSE Disability and Well-Being Service| (DWS), other disability organisations, diversity recruiters and a wide range of employers. This ensures that you will be made aware of employment opportunities and given appropriate information, support and guidance for making the transition into employment.

Do you have a disability?

Many students do not actually know whether they are considered disabled under UK law or are unsure whether their health condition is classified as a disability. For a clear definition and criteria please see the UK Government's definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010|.

Dispelling the myth: the truth about careers and disability

Our services

Careers advice and one-to-one appointments

Come to us for advice on the recruitment process, disclosure, reasonable adjustments, legal issues and other disability careers issues.

We offer the following advice services for disabled students:

  • Dedicated careers consultant, Viki Chinn, specialising in disability and employment
  • Longer and flexible disability appointments available to accommodate individual needs
  • Email advice and guidance offered (please note that this is not typically offered to non-disabled students unless at individual careers consultant's discretion)

To book an appointment or request some careers advice, please contact LSE Careers| or email Viki Chinn directly at careers.disability@lse.ac.uk|.

Read some LSE student testimonials| to hear how others have benefited from our dedicated disability careers appointments.

Events

LSE Careers runs fairs and events throughout the year which are open to all students. Details and booking for upcoming events can be found on LSE CareerHub|. If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate, please contact us on 020 7955 7135 or email careers@lse.ac.uk| and we will be happy to help.

On top of this we run several events and workshops designed for disabled students:

  • Specialist events for students with disabilities run by DWS and LSE Careers
  • Access To Employment - An annual disability event hosted by graduate recruiters aimed at providing disabled LSE students with information and the tools to successfully move from university into the workplace and linking students with recruiters from accessible organisations
  • Application and interview workshops for disabled students run by specialist partner organisations

Jobs and opportunities

LSE Careers has close links with disability organisations to ensure all opportunities for disabled students (internships, networking opportunities and similar) are sent direct to LSE Careers.

You can search all the jobs and opportunities we are advertising on LSE CareerHub|. Please contact us| if you require any assistance with using CareerHub.

Information and resources

Resource centre

The LSE Careers resource centre| has a variety of information on disability and employment and, with advance warning, we will endeavour to obtain careers information publications on audiotape or in large print. We also have a hearing loop available in the resource centre.

Online

We have lots of careers information on finding and applying for jobs and researching different kinds of careers on the LSE Careers website|.

In this section of the website we have information on the following areas related to making the transition into a career as a disabled student:

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