Careers and Employability Centre

Diversity associations and groups

Various charities, organisations and groups exist to promote diversity in the workplace for underrepresented groups. They are often able to offer tailored support and resources.

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

Black, Asian and minority ethnic  

Association of Muslim Lawyers 

Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers - networking, mentoring and support

Black Fundraisers UK - community for fundraisers

The Black Solicitors' Network - runs careers workshops for students and graduates 

Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division - part of the Law Society, offering networking and training

Leading Routes - initiative that aims to prepare the next generation of black academics

Society of Asian Lawyers - free membership

Care leavers

Buttle - offers emergency grants to those who have left care

The Care Leavers' Association - supports those who have been in care

Propel - service provided by the charity Become focusing on supporting care leavers into higher education

upReach - social mobility charity offering exclusive work experience opportunities, insight days and mentoring

Disability and long-term conditions

Blind in Business - helps people who are blind or have partial sight into work

EmployAbility - not-for-profit organisation assisting those with disabilities into employment 

Evenbreak - accessible jobs board for disabled jobseekers who want to work with inclusive employers

Incluzy - inclusive jobs hub for neurodiverse people

MyPlus Students' Club - a wealth of resources on starting your career and getting the job you want 

STAMMA - get support at work - stammering and employment issues, including jobhunting and interviews. Plus useful advice on gaining confidence at university. From the British Stammering Association

The Shaw Trust - helps those with disabilities prepare for work 

Workability - supports adults to get training, volunteering or paid work opportunities (West Sussex based)

LGBTQ+ 

LGBTQ+ Society at Sussex - Students' Union society

Stonewall - championing inclusive workplaces, with a list of the best 100 employers for LGBT people

Women 

Brighton Digital Women - monthly meetup group for women in digital 

ICAEW Women in Finance Community - networking and personal development opportunities for women in finance 

Portia - a group to help advance women's role in science

WISE - an organisation that works to encourage woman to get into science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Women Ahead - mentoring programmes to increase diversity in a range of sectors

Women in Engineering - charity and professional network of women engineers, scientists and 

Women in STEM - resources for women interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or maths