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Higher Education Network

We are delighted to be continuing our ground-breaking employability programme for autistic students and graduates in 2022-23. 

During the pilot of the Higher Education Network, we worked with 17 universities across the UK, trained over 100 employers and more than 170 autistic students and graduates benefited from undertaking paid experiences of work.

This year we’re working in partnership with five universities in England. Together we will unlock the employment potential of autistic students and boost the neurodiversity of the nation’s workforce. 

How it works

  • During 2022/23 we are partnered with six universities from across England 
  • Careers staff at the universities are trained by us to help them adapt their practice for their autistic students
  • We are training and supporting the employers who offer paid work experience placements to autistic students and graduates
  • Building on the previous evaluation, we are continuing to understand the impact of the programme on all involved.


Students or graduates from our partner universities who’d like to find out more should speak to their university’s careers team for more information.

If your university would like to find out about joining the Higher Education Network, then please contact the team.



2022-23 partner universities

2020-22 partner universities