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What happens next? 2017: a report on the first destinations of 2015 disabled graduates

Provides a report on the first destinations of 2015 disabled graduates. Outlines that for the past fifteen years, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) has funded research into the destinations of disabled graduates. Uses data from the 321,360 graduates from first degree, higher degree (taught) and higher degree (research) qualifications who responded to the 2015 survey. Demonstrates the impact a disability can have on a graduate’s prospects in the labour market and also that real differences in destinations occur for individuals with different types of disability. Provides data on a breakdown of destination by disability, a study of the basis of employment for graduates with different disabilities and also an examination of the proportion of disabled graduates in professional and non-professional employment. Finds that disclosure of disability was higher at each qualification level than in the 2014 survey and the proportion of graduates disclosing a disability decreased with increasing qualification level. Finds that at all qualification levels, the highest proportion of disabled graduates had a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and disabled graduates at all qualification levels were less likely to have obtained full-time employment than non-disabled graduates, but more likely to have acquired part-time work, however, disabled graduates were more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled graduates.


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Allen, Mark; Coney, Keren
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Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)

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