Careers and Entrepreneurship

Equality and diversity in employment

Find out about one-to-one appointments, our student programmes and diversity internships, events and scholarships

We're very proud of our diverse student body here at Sussex and we're committed to addressing your individual needs, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference.

We can offer:

  • one-to-one appointments for students and graduates who are care leavers or who have long-term conditions and/or disabilities
  • information and guidance on your rights in the workplace 
  • resource listings for diversity schemes, events and groups for underrepresented groups

Appointments 

We offer extended one-to-one appointments for care leavers and those with long-term conditions and disabilities. These appointments can be booked by students and recent graduates. 

You can email the Careers Consultant for your School to arrange an appointment. Appointments can be used for anything careers-related, including informing an employer about a disability

For general questions and support, you can also contact:

  • Disabilities and long-term conditions e.g. learning disabilities, autism and mental health: Helen Gorman
  • Care leavers: Vicky Raynard

Additional support

Career Lab

Career Lab is a programme for undergraduate students at Sussex. It is a series of opportunities designed to develop your skills, experience, connections, and confidence throughout your time at Sussex.

Because of the way this programme is funded, students from UK-domiciled underrepresented groups will be prioritised but we welcome applications from any undergraduate student.

Career Equity Project

The Career Equity Project is a collaboration between The University of Sussex Students’ Union and the Careers and Entrepreneurship team that focuses on giving additional career support to students from underrepresented communities.

EmployAbility

We have partnered with EmployAbility to provide disabled students, and those with long-term health conditions, with individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace, information about your rights, and support you with your application. The EmployAbility team will also advocate for you with an employer to ensure you receive the adjustments you need, taking any stress and anxiety out of the process.

You will also be able to apply for specific first year, internship, and graduate programmes, as well as vacation schemes and training contract opportunities, with their inclusive employer partners and receive full support during the process.

Diversity schemes and associations

Many employers and organisations have created schemes that aim to improve diversity within their organisations. These schemes often include scholarships, mentoring, application support and paid internships or insight days. 

We will continue to update these resources. Please contact us at careers@sussex.ac.uk if you have a recommendation. 

Accessibility and visiting us

Our Services operate from the Student Centre. This is accessible to all. It includes a lift to the top floors, accessible toilets and a changing place. If you have an appointment booked, ask at the Welcome desk and you will be told which room to go to.

If you have concerns about the accessibility of an area, email studentcentre@sussex.ac.uk

We also offer a range of resources that can be converted into accessible files, including audio, Braille and text files. 

Other resources