Many thanks for your interest in the IMAGE project. We are conducting a number of surveys and invite you to share your experiences. Surveys are open for responses until 7 May 2019.
1. Autistic students and graduates
If you are autistic and currently studying at university, or you graduated from university within the last 5 years, then we would like to hear from you. There are 2 ways to get involved:
a) Take part in our survey and share your experiences of looking for a job, a placement, or of seeking careers advice. This will greatly help us gain a better understanding of what autistic students want and need.
b) UK only: Speak to our researcher Thom Shaw and share your experiences of studying and preparing for employment. The interview will take about an hour. Thom will meet you wherever is good for you, and we will provide snacks and refreshments.
ARRANGE TO MEET THOM (UK only)
2. HE Careers advisors and employer engagement professionals
If you work in a university (or you are contracted by a university) and you have had experience of advising autistic students, we would like to hear from you. Please help us gain a better understand of what works and what doesn’t.
3. Academics who teach autistic students
If you teach autistic students or you are involved in curriculum development, we would like to know how current teaching practice and the curriculum may influence their career choices and employment prospects. Please share your experiences with us.
4. Higher Education managers and policymakers
If you are in a senior position at a higher education institution or you are involved in policy making we would like to know your views on autism and supporting autistic students while at university. The IMAGE project aims to influence future policy and it is crucial that we understand current decision making processes and constraints.
If you are an employer and you either employ autistic graduates already or would like to employ autistic graduates in the future, we would like to hear from you. Please share your unique insights to help us understand the employer perspective.