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Ability Programme Launch: What is Disability? - Your Unique Ability

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, MAL G15

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Are you a Birkbeck student or recent graduate with a disability or neurodiverse condition?

Join the Ability Programme to get advice to find a job you will love, supercharge your job applications and for the opportunity to connect with disability confident employers!

The Ability Programme launches on 16th October 2019 with our first event "What is Disability? - Your Unique Ability".

Why attend this workshop?

Understanding yourself is the foundation for making great choices about your career. Knowing yourself well means that you feel confident in sharing your strengths, interests, preferences and needs.

 What we'll cover:

In this workshop we will be exploring how self-awareness is essential for developing goals that reflect what is truly important to you allowing you to value what makes you unique.  

 Key takeaway:

This will impact your self-efficacy and belief in what you can achieve helping you deal with some of the  challenges you may encounter in your job search.

We will also signpost resources on the Careers Portal which you can use to help you explore this further.


The Ability Programme will run until the end of June 2020. It includes a suite of  specialised workshops, external speaker & networking events as well as bespoke one to one session days. We will also be able to offer a limited number of paid week work placements which students can apply for. These will take place mostly in the Summer 2020.

If you have any accessibility or support requirements for the event, please email to let us know or arrange to have a conversation about them.

To register for the Ability Programme please email the Ability Team at

 *This event and programme are only open to Birkbeck students and recent graduates who have a disability or neurodiverse condition*


Contact name:

  • Mrs Anna Gordon -

    As an experienced Career Coach and Employability Consultant, Anna shares her passion for personal development with students looking to craft a story around what has led them to where they  are today and  how they  can align themselves  with what they want to be part of in the future.  

    Anna has worked with ambitious students and  professionals with disabilities from many different sectors at all stages of their career helping them foster a positive self-image, articulate  their unique strengths, skills and passions in order to find a career they will love and fulfil their potential.