Diversity and equality
The Careers Service is positive about diversity. This section highlights organisations and resources that will help students from diverse backgrounds to achieve a fulfilling future.
The Equality Act 2010
This law bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society. The act replaced previous anti-discrimination laws (including the Disability Discrimination Act, the DDA) with a single act to make the law simpler and to remove inconsistencies. The act covers nine protected characteristics which are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
To find out more about the Equality Act, visit the Home Office website
Diversity Matters - specialist advice from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) on key diversity issues including gender, race and disability. Find out how to identify diversity-positive employers, decide how and whether to disclose your circumstances, and get an understanding of your rights.