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Press release: for release 31st March 2001



Contact: Liz Victor:
Tel: 020 7450 0620 or

lizv@skill.org.uk


Careers in Architecture for Disabled People

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities launched the latest edition to the their Into….series today. Into Architecture, Surveying and Building Professions provides valuable information and guidance to disabled people considering a career in Architecture and related professions. Other guides in this series focus on careers in art, law, science and engineering and teaching.


"I would say one thing to any student wishing to follow a career in construction who also just so happens to have a disability, You must believe in yourself" - taken from 'Into Architecture, Surveying and Building Professions – positive experiences of disabled people'.

Barbara Waters Skill’s Chief Executive said. "The construction industry is often a career overlooked by disabled people for many reasons. Only 4.6% of graduates of architectural related courses in 1999/2000 were disabled compared to 12-20% of the population Into Architecture, Surveying and Building Professions addresses many of the concerns disabled people may have and provides positive case studies of individuals who are carving out a successful career in Architecture and related disciplines. I am sure like many of the previous publications in our Into….series, this book will prove invaluable to disabled people."


Further information and a free leaflet are available by contacting Sue Beckford at Skill on 020 7450 0620 or by email
sue@skill.org.uk


Contact: Liz Victor (020 7450 0634) or lizv@skill.org.uk


Notes:

1:
Skill (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities) gives information and advice to thousands of disabled students every year on how to maximise their experiences in education (higher and further), volunteering, training, and employment. The Skill information service is open from 1.30-4.30pm Monday to Friday on 0800 328 5050 (voice) or 0800 068 2422 (text). Extensive information is publicly available on Skill’s website: www.skill.org.uk. Skill also advises government policy makers and disseminates good practice through publications, conferences and professional networks. Skill is a registered charity with offices in London, Belfast and Edinburgh.

2: Other books in the Into…series include Into Art, Into Law, Into Higher Education. Into Science and Engineering and Into Teaching. More information and free leaflets are available by contacting Sue Beckford at Skill. Chapter House, 18-20 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW, 0207 450 0620 (voice), 0207 450 0650 (text) or by emailing sue@Skill.org.uk. Booklets are priced at 2.50 for disabled students and 6.50 for professionals including p&p

3: Statistics were kindly provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
For more details of their services please visit their website at
www.hesa.ac.uk.


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