DXC and The University of Queensland launch Neurodiversity Hub

DXC Technology has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with The University of Queensland (UQ) for the launch of a new hub designed for students in Queensland.

The hub will focus on improving the employability of neurodiverse students whilst creating opportunities by helping them gain work experience with DXC and its partner organisations.

“It is a privilege to work with like-minded organisations that want to promote inclusiveness for students who are neurodiverse” said Seelan Nayagam, managing director of DXC Technology Australia & New Zealand.

“The hub also will help build a pipeline of students for neurodiverse-friendly employers and will leverage DXC’s expertise in this area to drive research and derive further insights,” a statement released by the company said.

The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Swinburne University of Technology last November to establish the nation’s first neurodiversity hub for students.

“This partnership aligns with our ultimate objective to establish at least one neurodiversity hub in each major state in Australia and New Zealand” added Nayagam.

“This is a great opportunity for us to help more students access workplace experiences that enhance their employability, boost their job confidence and to make vital connections with large-scale employers,” UQ Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said.