Sharing information about your disability

Many students and graduates with a disability, health condition or neurodiversity worry about whether to tell a prospective or current employer. In legal terms, this is referred to as ‘disclosure’. It is both a balancing act and a personal decision whether and when you want to share information about your disability during the recruitment process or in the workplace.

To help you work out the best option for you, we have provided some initial tips and advice below, as well as links to more additional guides and information. If you would like to hear about others’ experiences of talking to employers about their disability and adjustment needs, this video featuring several students from the University of Sheffield is a good starting point:

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Should I tell an employer about my disability or health condition?

When should I share information about my disability or health condition

Who do I need to tell

How do I talk to employers about my disability