Race and ethnicity

Information and advice for our students, relating to race

Direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race is against the Equality Act 2010. This covers colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin. 

We recognise that BAME is a term that isn't accepted by everyone; we use it here as it is used by many supportive organisations to refer to their areas of attention and interest.         

Equality and diversity issues and your graduate job hunt (information from Targetjobs) 

Initiatives to encourage candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)  background, both at graduate level and for internships and work experience programmes, are offered by many major employers. Examples include the 10000 Black Interns scheme, heritage training placements with Historic England, and the Civil Service’s Summer Diversity Internship Programme. Find these, and more, on MyCareerHub when they have live vacancies (or Expand Search Options to see archived vacancies).

Opportunities    (MyCareerHub)   

Established, long-running programmes which offer training and support as well as access to vacancies include the Windsor Fellowship, SEO London (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) and Creative Access.

Windsor Fellowship 

SEO London

Creative Access 

Once in the workplace you may welcome the support of a network, either within your organisation itself or within your profession. Examples include the CILIP (Library and Information Association) BAME Network which provides a forum for librarians and information professionals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to share their experiences, support each other and network.  The BYP Network (Black Young Professionals) covers most sectors and you can join while still a student.

BYP Network

Online resources

We provide access to information and advice on e.g. career support for ethnic minority students,  unconscious bias and being your true self at work and more, via a suite of e-learning resources. 

Culture and Diversity e-learning  (University of Edinburgh login required)