Students facing barriers to work
Some students face barriers to reaching their potential. These may include others' attitudes towards their social background, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. It may include physical or mental limitations from disabilities.
The Careers Group, University of London has developed information to help people who feel they face such barriers.
Needless to say, our services are open to all Royal Holloway students and recent graduates no matter who you are or what barriers you face. Explore our services here or make an appointment to sit down with an adviser.
Our staff and Career Professionals from across The Careers Group, University of London have provided reviews and descriptions of a wide range of Diversity-related websites and other e-resources on our online careers resource library. Search for specific tags such as "Ethnic Minority", "Age", "Disability", "LGBTQ" etc. on Careers Tagged.
Students with Disabilities
If you are disabled, have learning difficulties or have a health condition it may influence your career choice.
The Equality Act (2010) states that those with disabilities should not be treated less favourably in the recruitment process (or in work) than those without. Directgov provides information on your rights in work and the recruitment process.
There are some employers who are strong supporters of disabled people in the workplace, particularly those who display the ‘disability confident’ or two ticks symbols or are members of the Employers’ Forum on Disability. Many employers run insight days or other schemes aimed at increasing recruitment among under-represented groups. These may present an opportunity for you.
Key Links & Organisations
Want to find out more? Our staff and Career Professionals from across The Careers Group, University of London have provided reviews and descriptions of a wide range of Disability-related websites and other e-resources on our online careers resource library. Search for "Disability" on Careers Tagged.