Keren Coney, Careers Adviser in Student Advancement: LJMU's Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service, was thrilled to go to the House of Lords to meet with Lord Shinkwin. Each year, Keren co-authors the 'What Happens Next?' study for AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) which examines the destinations of disabled UK graduates. Lord Shinkwin, who had recently quoted this study in a report of his own entitled 'Able to Excel', invited Keren and her co-author to meet and consider what can be done to support disabled gradutes as they seek to enter employment. The meeting resulted in discussions relating to the barriers experienced by disabled graduatess and it is anticipated that subsequent work will lead to a real change for these individuals. Disabled graduates represent untapped potential and it is vital that more is done to enable them to enter and succeed in the workplace.
The latest 'What Happens Next?' report has just been released and can be accessed here:
Image caption: Lord Shinkwin with Keren Coney and AGCAS colleagues Mark Allen and Terry Dray.