Students

Equality & diversity resources

See also equality & diversity.

Subject & title Location & notes
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
http://www.acas.org.uk
Provide information and advice on employment issues. Site includes an equality and diversity section with downloadable leaflets.
Advantage Equality & diversity shelves
Apex trust
http://www.apextrust.com
Help ex-offenders into employment. Offer confidential information and advice via their JobCheck helpline.
Bath Connection Networking platform for Bath students and graduates. Allows you to contact our Alumni Experts who are willing to talk about their employer, what's involved in their job and also equal opportunities issues.
Career basics: advice and resources for scientists from Science Careers Occupational files V1 ;
See also sciencemag.org.
Citizens Advice
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Citizens Advice site which includes information on employment rights and discrimination in the workplace. Covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Diversity Group
http://www.thediversitygroup.co.uk
Includes news, job vacancies and company profiles.
Diversity Matters: People with a criminal record (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Marketing yourself and disclosing your criminal record
  • Your rights as an ex-offender
  • Finding open-minded employers for people with criminal records
Diversity Matters: Political and ethical issues (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Discussing your political and ethical views when marketing yourself to employers
  • Finding employers that value your political and ethical beliefs
  • Your rights around political and ethical issues
Diversity Matters: Refugees and asylum seekers (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding positive employers for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Disclosing your refugee or asylum seeker status when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights as a refugee or asylum seeker
Diversity Matters: Religion and belief (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding employers positive about your religion and beliefs
  • Disclosing your religion and beliefs when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around religion
Diversity Matters: Social and class issues (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding social- and class-positive employers
  • Disclosing your social and class status when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around social and class issues
Equality and Human Rights Commission
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com
Contact point for all equality issues including disability, age, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation and race.
Equality UK
http://www.equalityuk.org
Organisation working to promote a more equal society. Site includes job vacancies from employers committed to equality and diversity.
Gingerbread
http://www.gingerbread.org.uk
Website for single parents which includes information and advice on learning, training and working.
GOV.UK: Discrimination at work
gov.uk
Information on your rights.
GOV.UK: National minimum wage
https://www.gov.uk/your-right-to-minimum-wage
Including information on rates and who is entitled to receive National Minimum Wage.
Nacro
http://www.nacro.org.uk
Offer a variety of services with the aim of reducing crime, including helping ex-offenders to find work.
TARGETevents
http://targetjobsevents.co.uk
Opportunities to meet employers and improve your skills. Includes events tailored to female, ethnic minority and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students interested in careers a wide range of business sectors.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: equal opportunities and diversity
http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/equality-and-diversity
Information and advice on full range of issues.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
http://www.eeoc.gov
Information and advice on employment law and types of discrimination in the USA.
Working in the UK - a TUC guide
https://www.tuc.org.uk/workingintheuk
A guide from the TUC (Trades Union Congress) on working rights in the UK
Subject & title Location & notes
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
http://www.acas.org.uk
Site contains information on age discrimination, including a downloadable guide for individuals.
Age positive
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/age-positive
Department for Work and Pensions site promoting age diversity in employment.
Diversity Matters: Age (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding age-positive employers
  • Disclosing your age when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around ageism.
The Age and Employment Network (TAEN)
http://www.taen.org.uk
Resources page contains a self-assessment tool and a guide to taking steps back into work.
Subject & title Location & notes
Access to work
http://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
Information on the Access to Work grant for practical support to help you do your job. It’s for people with a disability, health or mental health condition.
Association of Disabled Professionals (ADP)
http://www.adp.org.uk
Employment information and advice provided by disabled professionals with the aim of improving the educational and employment opportunities of disabled people.
Autism in the workplace
http://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Autism.pdf
Guide written for the TUC.  Covers workers with autism and carers of those with autism.
Blind in Business
http://www.blindinbusiness.org.uk
Provides services to blind and partially sighted undergraduates and graduates to ease the transition into work.
British Stammering Association
http://www.stammering.org
Includes a section with employment articles and guides.
Disability Rights UK
http://disabilityrightsuk.org/
Includes a careers section with information and advice on overcoming work-related obstacles.
Disclosure & reasonable adjustments in job applications & starting employment (Shaw Trust) PDF file - 34 kb
Diversity Matters: Disability and mental health (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding disability-positive employers
  • Disclosing your disability to employers
  • Your rights around disability and mental health
Dyslexia action
http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
Contains a section on dyslexia in the workplace, aimed at employers, but also likely to be of interest to employees and job-hunters.
EmployAbility
http://www.employ-ability.org.uk
Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting people with all disabilities into employment. Specialise in undergraduate internships and graduate roles.
Finding work: a job searching and work preparation handbook for employment professionals and people with autism, including Asperger syndrome Equality & diversity shelves
Get that job AGCAS video aimed at supporting the transition of disabled students and graduates into employment.
Available online (subtitles) (campus only)
GOV.UK: Disabled people
https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities
Includes details of the Disabled Students' Allowances - grants to help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
My Plus Students' Club
Useful careers site for students with disabilities, including information from various employers on their unique approach to disability.
Mind: for better mental health
http://www.mind.org.uk/work
Resources for employers and employees on creating more mentally healthy workplaces.
National Autistic Society: support for employment
http://www.autism.org.uk/prospects
The National Autistic Society employment and training service for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
National Society for Epilepsy: employment
http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/AboutEpilepsy/
Livingwithepilepsy/Employment/Employees
Information for individuals and employers.
Remploy
http://www.remploy.co.uk
Remploy provides a recruitment service, employment advice and training to disabled people and also employs disabled people within its own service and manufacturing businesses.
Royal Association for Deaf People
http://www.royaldeaf.org.uk
Provide an employment service to deaf people living in Central London and Essex. Site also includes a jobs page.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
http://www.rnib.org.uk/
Offers information and resources on work matters and specialist employment advice services.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): student site
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/copingwithsightloss
/youngpeople/student
Advice for blind and partially sighted students on studying, student life and careers.
Self-determined future with Asperger Syndrome: solution focused approaches Equality & diversity shelves
Shaw Trust
http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk
National charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
Stammeringlaw.org.uk
http://www.stammeringlaw.org.uk
Sections on employment and education with examples of adjustments.
University students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~cns
Lots of advice and personal accounts.
What happens next? A report on the first destinations of disabled graduates
http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/
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Latest edition of the report is available to download, along with an archive of earlier versions.
Youreable
http://www.youreable.com
News, forums for discussion and job listings.
Subject & title Location & notes
Creative Access
http://creativeaccess.org.uk
Creative Access is a charity that was established to help increase diversity in the creative sector by providing paid internship opportunities to graduates from a black, Asian and non-white ethnic minority background.
Diversity Matters: Race (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding race-positive employers
  • Disclosing your race when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around racism
SEO London
http://www.seo-london.org/
Not-for-profit organisation that helps undergraduate students from under-represented ethnic minority backgrounds get into careers in investment banks, professional service firms and corporate law firms in the UK.
What happens next? A report on ethnicity and the first destinations of graduates 2008
http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/
49-What-Happens-Next-A-Report-on-Ethnicity
-and-the-First-Destinations-of-Graduates
Aims to provide an overview of the destinations of graduates of different ethnic groups.
Subject & title Location & notes
Diversity Matters: Gender (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding a gender-positive employer
  • Disclosing your gender when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around gender
Diversity Matters: Sexual orientation (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding LGBT-positive employers
  • Disclosing your sexual orientation when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around sexual orientation issues
Diversity Matters: Transexual and transgender issues (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding trans-positive employers
  • Disclosing your trans status when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around trans issues
Government Equalities Office
http://www.equalities.gov.uk
Responsible for the Government's overall strategy on equality as well as women's issues across Government.
Inside & out: investment banking
http://www.insideandout-banking.co.uk
Aim to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduates learn more about careers in the investment banking industry.
Intercom Trust
http://www.intercomtrust.org.uk
Charity aiming to support LGBT people and communities in the South West of England. Operate a helpline and advocacy service, and provide information about equality law.
LGBT Foundation
http://lgbt.foundation/
Provide information and advice.
Mothers in science: 64 ways to have it all Occupational files V1
Out at work
http://www.outatwork.co.uk
News and features surrounding LGBT issues in the workplace.
Pink news
http://www.pinknews.co.uk
News articles and comment on LGBT issues. Includes employment news.
Scottish Transgender Alliance
http://www.scottishtrans.org
Provide information to support transgender people in understanding and accessing their human rights.
Starting out: lesbian, gay & bisexual careers guide Equality & diversity shelves;
Online at http://www.startingoutguide.org.uk.
Stonewall workplace equality index: the top 100 employers for gay people in Britain
stonewall.org.uk
Results of surveys from recent years are available to download from this page;
See also http://www.stonewall.org.uk.
Where women want to work
https://www.wherewomenwork.com/
International service for women to research and compare employers. Includes information provided by the employers, comments from women who work there and current vacancies.
WISE: women into science, engineering and construction
http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk
Campaign to encourage women into careers in these sectors.
Womenintechnology
http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk
Aims to increase the number of women having successful careers within IT. Contains networking advice, events listings and information on different roles. Operates solely via social media channels but this site links to them all.
Subject & title Location & notes
Diversity matters: people with a criminal record (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Marketing yourself and disclosing your criminal record
  • Your rights as an ex-offender
  • Finding open-minded employers for people with criminal records
Diversity matters: political and ethical issues (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Discussing your political and ethical views when marketing yourself to employers
  • Finding employers that value your political and ethical beliefs
  • Your rights around political and ethical issues
Diversity matters: religion and belief (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding employers positive about your religion and beliefs
  • Disclosing your religion and beliefs when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around religion
Diversity matters: refugees and asylum seekers (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding positive employers for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Disclosing your refugee or asylum seeker status when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights as a refugee or asylum seeker
Diversity matters: social and class issues (AGCAS) Includes:
  • Finding social- and class-positive employers
  • Disclosing your social and class status when marketing yourself to employers
  • Your rights around social and class issues