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Skill National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

We are a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.

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Latest news

Disabled Students' Allowances in England increase by 60%

How well are you promoting disability equality? Learning and Skills Council support programme for staff in Further Education and adult community learning

NIACE leads new Commission for disabled staff

Have Your Say

The Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) is consulting on its Review of the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Core Curricula and the Pre-entry Curriculum Framework. If you are a learner, practitioner or policy maker, or anyone else engaged in in in this field, you are invited to contribute to the consultation via an online web survey.

Skills for Life Improvement Programme - Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Go to the Skill News page for full details.

New Skill Scotland information booklets

Guaranteed places available for the 2008 London Marathon

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Students and young people

International Disabled Students

Are you a disabled student planning to study in the UK? Our recently updated information booklet, produced in association with UKCOSA - The Council for International Education, gives advice on

   • applying for further and higher education courses
   • sources of funding
   • getting support for your disability

Into Medicine Publication*New* Skill publication

Are you a disabled person thinking about a career in medicine? This brand new guide can help. It features profiles of disabled people who are already in training or working as doctors. You will also find information and advice about the different routes into medicine and the fitness to practice assessment.

Available now from our online Bookshop

GOJO campaign launchGOJO campaign launch

Abnormally Funny Comedians Steve Best. Laurence Clark and Simon Minty (left to right) launch the GOJO campaign.

GOJO is a new campaign for young people to help you get the best out of public transport. Read more about GOJO on the news page.

Calling all disabled international students

An international disabled research student at the University of Leeds would like to hear about your experiences of university education in the UK. More information on the news page.

Concerned about how taking out a Student Loan might affect your benefits? Not sure how to apply for a Disabled Students' Allowance if you are in higher education?

Go to our Students and Benefits page

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Skill training

Benefits and support for disabled students in higher education

A new series of popular one-day courses from Skill and the Disability Alliance, aimed at staff providing advice and support to sudents in higher education. Courses cover:

   • Benefit barriers to accessing higher education
   • Disability Living Allowance and how it is affected by study
   • Incapacity Benefit and what to do if it is reviewed
   • How loans and grants affect Income Support and Housing Benefit
   • Students and Tax Credits

8 November 2007, London *new date*
25 September 2007, Manchester
20 November 2007, Leeds

Booking Form and Flyer (PDF format)

Skill and IMPACT Associates DES Consultancy Work

Do you need some constructive feedback on your Disability Equality Scheme?

Go to the Services page for more details.

Expert training and advice for professionals

Skill provides a consultancy service on policies, practice and procedures concerning disabled people. We can help you meet your needs under the DDA and the new Disability Equality Duty.

Go to Consultancy and Training for more information.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) visit their websiteSkill would like to thank PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) for funding our recent website redesign

Your feedback on our website is important and will contribute to the development of the site. Please use our website feedback form to tell us what you think. If you would like to be involved in our website focus group, let us know on the form.

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