LGBTQ+ Support

If you feel that being part of the LGBTQ+ community affects your career plans or job search strategy, you can discuss your situation with one of our qualified Careers Advisers or Careers Consultants.

All members of the Careers and Employability Service will treat you with dignity, respect and understanding, and provide impartial and confidential careers support.

If you believe that an employer has treated you unfairly on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender, 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.

Further Support and Resources

Equality Act and your rights

What are my protected rights under sexual orientation and gender reassignment in the Equality Act?

Prospects

Find inclusive employers and links to inclusive job search sites, as well as practical advice on disclosure.

Proud Employers

Stonewall Proud Employers provides inclusive workplaces a space to advertise to LGBTQ+ jobseekers

Stonewall Diversity Champion

The University of Huddersfield is proud to have become a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion. Stonewall is Europe‚Äôs largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) rights charity. 

LGBTQI+ Staff Network

Find out more about the LGBTQI+ Staff network set up for staff as well as students who are also members of staff.