Students: Disability

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th October 2014.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to (a) support and (b) challenge universities which do not provide careers advice, counselling, financial advice to students with a disability and other support services.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is undertaking studies looking at how Institutions support students with specific disabilities and learning difficulties where intensive or multiagency support is required.

The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) supports a number of specialist task groups including a Disability Task Group (DTG) which promotes professional practice and provides information and training concerning the employability of disabled students and graduates.

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