If you feel there are cultural, religious or other reasons relating to your ethnicity that affect your choice of career, your career plans or job search strategy, you can discuss your situation with one of our qualified Careers Advisers or Careers Consultants.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in your search for work due to your ethnicity, or other protected characteristic, you can do the following:

  • Make an appointment with one of our advisers to discuss the situation in confidence
  • Seek support from the Student Union Advice Centre or visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Contact the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) helpline - The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Contact ACAS - ACAS provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. Speak to a trained ACAS adviser for clear guidance on an issue or dispute in the workplace - 0300 123 1100. Guidance is free and confidential.

Make a difference

The Student Union runs a BAME ambassador scheme challenging the BAME attainment gap and strive to diversify the curriculum. 


Equality Act and your rights

What are my protected rights under race in the Equality act? 


Race discrimination and support

If you feel you have faced direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation at work or during the application process, find support from ACAS.


Campaign for Race Equality in the Workplace

The Race at Work campaign was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1995 with the support of key business leaders.


Race and Positive action initiatives

Creative Access

Creative Access provide progressive career support and development for talent from communities under-represented in the creative industries.

Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)

The SDIP gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like.

Taylor Bennett Foundation

This training programme is designed to directly address the need for greater ethnic diversity in the PR and communications industry.

Windsor Fellowship

Find out about paid graduate internships with the Heritage Lottery Fund and opportunities with other organisations such as Greenpeace.

Race Equality Charter

The University of Huddersfield has signed up to the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC). The REC helps Universities to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. It provides a comprehensive framework that institutions use to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority staff and students.

BAME Staff Network

If you are both a student and a member of staff, i.e. part-time or researcher, there is a support staff network group for members of the BAME community