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Ulster University breaks down barriers for students with disabilities

Edyth Dunlop‎, Regional Manager at Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment; Dr Gary McGladdery, Ulster University Student Support; and Ulster University graduate, Tommy Cairns, who received extensive support from the University throughout his studies

Ulster University is helping to break down barriers to employment for students with disabilities and health-related conditions by showcasing the supported career opportunities available in leading organisations across Northern Ireland.

At a dedicated event held at the University’s Magee campus, students got the chance to network with potential employers and explore the career opportunities available across a wide range of sectors.

Dr Gary McGladdery from Ulster University’s Student Support team said:

“At Ulster University we are committed to helping all students reach their full potential. We provide students with disabilities unrivalled support to enhance their skills, confidence and independence so they can flourish in the workplace.”

Organisations in attendance included the Department for Communities, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, AMH Foyle New Horizons and The Cedar Foundation. Following this event, Ulster University will be joining forces with Proctor and Gamble to deliver a workshop on the diverse career paths open to those with disabilities at the multinational manufacturer.