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Bath Employment Spring School for Autism 2020

This online event was for autistic students and graduates (with or without diagnosis) to get support with the transition from university to work.

  • 7 Oct 2020, 10.00am to 7 Oct 2020, 4.45pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
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The Spring School supports students with the transition from university to work

Bath Employment Spring School for Autism

The Bath Employment Spring School for Autism (BESSA) was scheduled to be held in April 2020 but due to Covid-19 we rearranged this as on online event.

This event was a free day for autistic students or graduates (with or without a diagnosis). It helps with the transition from university to a range of opportunities like internships, placements and graduate employment.

The event was organised by the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) at the University of Bath, and JP Morgan (JPM).

For an in-depth look at the autism-related workshops and activities we run at Bath, read our case study.

Schedule

Morning

Time Event
10 to 10.15am Welcome to Online BESSA

Preparing for Employment

Time Event
10.15 to 10.30am A strengths-based approach to autism and employment (CAAR)
10.30 to 10.45am Disclosure and employment, National Autistic Society (NAS)
10.45 to 11am Finding the right Job for you (Careers Service)
11 to 11.15am Panel question time
11.15 to 11.30am Break

View a recording of the Preparing for Employment session

Gaining Work Experience

Time Event
11.30 to 11.45am Recruitment (Careers Service)
11.45 to 12pm Reasonable adjustments (CAAR)
12 to 12.15pm Gaining work experience, Ambitious about Autism (AAA)
12.15 to 12.30pm Panel question time
12.30 to 1.30pm Lunch break

View a recording of the Gaining Work Experience session

Afternoon

Lived Experience in the Workplace

Time Event
1.30 to 1.45pm An interview live (Careers Service)
1.45 to 2.15pm 3 autistic speakers
2.15 to 2.30pm Panel question time
2.30 to 2.45pm Break

View a recording of the Lived Experience in the Workplace session

Autism @ Work

Time Event
2.45 to 3pm The future of (home?) work (JPM)
3 to 3.15pm Willis Towers Watson
3.15 to 3.30pm Civil Service and Ambitious about Autism
3.30 to 4pm JPMorgan
4 to 4.30pm Panel question time
4.30 to 4.45pm Summary, reflections and close (CAAR/ JPM)

View a recording of the Autism @ Work session

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.