USEP process: University considers and approves USEP
USEP was first piloted in mid 2017. Since then, USEP Partners have continually monitored program delivery and developed good practice through utilising the National USEP collaborative framework.
This section of the toolkit showcases the USEP program from initial concept to successfully marketing and embedding USEP into university careers services.
USEP improves graduate employment outcomes for students with disability by establishing an on-campus specialist recruitment service that links a Disability Employment Services or DES consultant with university career advisers and disability support officers.
This aligns with the university’s Strategic Disability Action Plan by working to increase graduate employment outcomes through improved preparation and support prior to and post completion of studies.
This section provides a general overview of the USEP program, including historical and statistical background to date.
Also in this section, are template presentations and other material that can be used to general interest amongst key stakeholders.
Background Information and Overview
This background paper explores USEP related data regarding the participation and graduate employment of students with disability in the context of providing individualised, specialist graduate employment and focused services on campus (or on-line) utilising Disability Employment Services (DES) staff.
A foundational overview of USEP is provided together with related projects and environmental scans and summaries.
Business Case for a Partnership
Students with disability are embracing and achieving success in tertiary study including demonstrating the highest growth rate as a percentage of enrolments. However employment outcomes remain extremely low.
The USEP program focusses on addressing this inequity by providing specialised and comprehensive employment preparation supports to students with disability throughout their final year of study and beyond.