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Information for autistic students and graduates

Following consultation with autistic students here at LJMU, we have started to create a range of information and resources specifically for autistic students and graduates, to help you consider your career options, identify autism-friendly employers and articulate your strengths as well as any needs during the recruitment process.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Keren Coney, Careers & Employability Consultant with a specialism in supporting autistic people: k.a.coney@ljmu.ac.uk.

Do you want to hear about the experiences of autistic graduates?  Watch these video clips to learn more about what helped these individuals to successfully progress from university to employment or further study…

Mike, an award-winning entrepreneur and director of two businesses, describes his experiences of having several different careers, being self-employed and obtaining support from the LJMU entrepreneurial team (now called the Start-Up Hub)

Arrun talks about his positive experiences of teaching English in Japan, before returning to the UK to embark on a PhD. Arrun also describes his strategies for success in the recruitment process and in looking after your mental health.

Isaac shares his experiences of successfully obtaining graduate employment and how he received support from his university careers service.

Julie, autistic corporate solicitor, speaks about her tips for success when it comes to job interviews.

Jack, a final year Education Studies and Inclusion student, talks about his diagnosis and how he has gained a range of work experience during his time at LJMU.