Employability and Careers

Equality and diversity

As a student at the University of Surrey, you may wish to learn more about your personal rights for studying, living and working in the UK and have access to advice on equality and diversity in the workplace. The following links provide information from the UK Government, other organisations and AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) which is regularly updated. If you need to discuss a specific issue please do not hesitate to contact us.

UK working rights

Government website: Working, jobs and pensionsInformation about UK employment law, student jobs, national minimum wage, hours, holiday entitlement and unfair dismissal.

Employment rights for interns  information on work experience and volunteer placements.

All about careers  useful advice for work placements and national minimum wage.

International students for information on your rights to work in the UK if you are an international student.

Inside Careers a useful guide to understanding employment law once you have graduated.

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) an organisation that provides free and confidential advice on employment rights and issues

Equality and Diversity

Specialists from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) share their advice on key issues relating to equality and diversity in the work place. The following links are from Target Jobs which echo the advice from AGCAS.  

Political and ethical issues
People with a criminal record
Disability and mental health
Religion and belief
Sexual orientation
Transsexual and transgender issues
Social class issues
Refugees and asylum seekers
Greatwithdisability.com is a pioneering website for students with disabilities or long-term health conditions. It lists graduate recruiters who are ‘great with disability’
Diversity Jobs helps students and people with learning difficulties and disabilities find the right career path suited to them.