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The Bath Employment Support School for Autism (BESSA) 2022 is a free two-day event for autistic students or graduates (with or without a diagnosis).
The Bath Employment Support School for Autism 2022 – corporate session, which will run alongside day one of BESSA, is for corporate representatives. You'll be able to discuss autism at work programmes and support with peers from other organisations before joining BESSA sessions.
It is open to all organisations interested in providing opportunities and support for young people with autism as they transition from education to work.
What is BESSA?
BESSA aims to help with the transition from university to a range of opportunities such as:
- graduate employment
For an in-depth look at the autism-related workshops and activities we run at Bath, read our case study.
This event will take place in the Chancellors' Building 3.11, University of Bath.
This is a provisional schedule. Some details and timings may change.
Location: Chancellors' Building 3.11
|10:45am - 11am||Registration and refreshments|
|11am - 11:30am||Autistic Strengths in Employment - Delivered by CAAR|
|11:30am - 12pm||Speaker: Cath Leggett (Ambitious About Autism)|
|12pm - 12:30pm||Speaker: Lee Corless (Rangam Consultancy)|
|12:30pm - 2pm||Industry led roundtable discussion|
BESSA afternoon sessions
Location: Chancellors' Building 4.8
|2pm - 2:30pm||Lived experience||Talks from 3 autistic individuals|
|2:35pm - 3:35pm||Talks for 4 autism-friendly organisations||TBC|
|3:45pm - 4:15pm||Autism @ Work Programme||Delivered by JPMorgan|
|4:15pm - 4:45||Plenary Session||Q+A for employers and summary of the key points of Day 1 and preparation for Day 2|