Diversity

  • Getting a graduate job or placement when you have a non-visible disability

      Applying for graduate jobs can be daunting, but when you have a disability, this can sometimes add to the stress of applying for graduate jobs. This blog aims to allay some fears and also encourage you with tips, advice and information...

  • What does success mean to you?

    Last Thursday I had the privilege of attending Sulis Minerva Day, a day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The final event in a day of inspirational and fascinating talks from eminent female scientists and engineers...

  • Update on Careers Provision for Students with Disabilities

    As many of you are probably aware the Careers Service has now moved down to the Virgil Building in Manvers Street and we are now open!   So, I thought now would be a very good time to talk about the...

  • Being Transgender and Applying For Jobs and Placements

    The other week I attended an excellent Equality and Diversity Forum that included a workshop delivered by a final year student on issues that can arise for transgender* students during their time at University. This student’s experience highlighted the stress...

  • Do you really deserve that job or PhD?

    This week I saw quite a few students who have been wrestling with: "..... I am not good enough - to apply for a PhD, my dream placement or propose an idea to my group" This made me reflect on the...

  • Rebecca Stephens (MBE) joins the Sprint professional development programme

    Applications are now open for Sprint; a fantastic professional development programme for undergraduate women. Sprint enables female undergraduates to reach their fullest potential, focusing on key topics such as how to use your personal power, identify individual values, recognise personal strengths...

  • Returning to academia after a career break

    I've been reading this research report by jobs.ac.uk on views around returning to academia after a career break. A welcome and fascinating report on a much-discussed but under-researched topic. Key findings of the report include: -89% of respondents who had...

  • China Disability Scholarship!

    Applications for the 2016 CRCC Asia and the British Council China Disability Scholarship are now open. Now running for a fourth year, the scholarship was established in January 2013 to offer students with a disability the opportunity to participate in...

  • Our #pledgeforparity is to achieve equal confidence

    All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Pledge for Parity is the theme for the 2016 International Women's Day, encouraging everyone (men and women) to take...

  • How to network with confidence!

    We are absolutely thrilled to be delivering two workshops during the Women in Leadership Conference which is being organised by the University of Bath Students Union tomorrow. My colleague Ghislaine Dell will be exploring the concept of personal branding and...