Taken from Getting into Medical School 2020 Entry by Adam Cross and Emily Lucas.
Undertaking CPD is not just about going on a course; being open to trying new ways of learning is an important skill to develop. Last time in the A-Z of CPD series we looked at a range of different activities from ‘peer review’ to ‘questioning colleagues’. This week we help you consider alternative activities that you can do as part of your own continuous professional development, starting at the letter ‘R’.
Each month we take a look at one of the 650 career pathways featured within Indigo. This month, we explore the role of a Politician - a career which couples a passion for current affairs with the desire to make a difference.
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are non-repayable grants covering study-related costs for disabled students. From 2016 to 2019, I was a recipient of the DSA during my time at university as I have autistic spectrum disorder and expressive-receptive language disorder. As someone with these disabilities, the opportunity to receive the DSA provided a lifeline for me. In this article I uncover what you’ll get and how to apply.
Hot on the heels of the release of our brand new Personal Statement Builder and overhauled Careers module, the team here at Trotman Publishing are excited to announce that our new and improved Universities module is now live - and we've gone beyond just having a makeover...
“I wouldn’t tell your employer about your disability, if I were you.”
I was 13 years old when I told my teacher I wanted to find a job. Their response shocked me.
I am autistic and have expressive-receptive language disorder, disabilities that can make everyday life at least a tiny bit challenging, but to everyone else remain ‘hidden’. Invisible.
“You’d be discriminated against,” my teacher had further clarified to me. “If they knew, they’d probably not give you an interview.”
They were saying this out of kindness and concern for me, but their words highlighted something ugly about the workforce that most people ignore.