Coming out at work February 10, 2012Posted by Katie Dallison in : Uncategorized , add a comment
For many students the workplace, and your first job is a pretty daunting prospect. Then for some you’re faced with another big question – do I disclose my sexuality to my workmates?
Matthew Jenkin, in the Guardian work blog, recalls his own experiences of coming out at work, and shares his favorite websites offering advice for gay employees.
One of the resources he highlights is the Stonewall Equality Index which is a great resource for students looking for employers who really value diversity within their workplace. It does generally focus on bigger (500+ staff) companies but could be useful to give you an idea of the types of policy’s and support that is on offer.
To read more visit The Guardian work blog (http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/coming-out-work-employee-experiences?CMP=EMCJOBTXT6481I)
UCL Diversity month – open to the public January 31, 2012Posted by Katie Dallison in : Events, commercial awareness , add a comment
February is UCL’s diversity month and the central London University is opening the majority of it’s events to the public. There is something for everyone with events on women’s rights, transgender issues, gay imagery, agism and religion.
Although not strictly careers related – the events could provide a great opportunity for networking, with most Monday evenings throughout the month having a panel event. For anyone interested in pursuing a career around advocacy (human rights law, policy or diversity roles within business or the public sector) these talks will put you in touch with experts in the field and help you to meet a range a people interested in these topics.
To find out more about Diversity Month and for a full calender of event, please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/equalities/diversity_month2012.php