Disabled students


LSE Careers has dedicated careers consultants who focus on supporting students who are Disabled or have a long-term condition with the transition from education to employment.

Many students do not actually know whether they are considered Disabled under UK law or whether their health condition is considered a disability. Under the Equality Act 2010, you’re Disabled “if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal daily activities.” This definition varies somewhat from person to person, so for more details please visit the Disability Rights UK website.

Our initiatives


  • Disabled students’ appointments – 45-minute online or in-person appointments with specialist careers consultants who have expertise in disability and employment for Disabled students. In addition to more general careers advice topics, these appointments offer you the opportunity to discuss topics including:
    • recruitment processes
    • disclosing a disability
    • reasonable adjustments
    • finding inclusive employers
    • legal issues


  • ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ alumni panel – for students and graduates to hear from Disabled alumni.
  • ‘Talking Minds’ employer panel and Q&A – focused on mental health in the workplace, for students to hear from organisations about workplace initiatives and attitudes and what they do to support employees with mental health conditions in the workplace.
  • Identifying inclusive employers – a seminar addressing how to identify and engage with inclusive employers, including information on disclosure and reasonable adjustments and an open Q&A covering all aspects of disability and employment.
  • Before heading to a networking event, check out our networking webpage

Mentoring and work-based learning

  • Alumni mentoring scheme – an eight-month mentoring scheme connecting Disabled students with Disabled alumni mentors.
  • Volunteering placement scheme – run in partnership with LSE Volunteer Centre. Read about the 2022 scheme on the LSE Careers blog

Information and resources

External resources


Email careers.disability@lse.ac.uk for more information about booking appointments, or specific disability-related queries.