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Friday 20 July
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Employability Service

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Equality in employment

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Here at Anglia Ruskin University, we're committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. Our Vision and Values statement makes this clear: "we are friendly and inclusive, and celebrate individuality and diversity. We support and encourage everyone, and strive hard to anticipate and meet needs and aspirations."

Finding positive employers

There are ways to ensure you are applying to a positive employer who takes matters of equality seriously:

  • Make sure you thoroughly research a company. Look for their equal opportunities policy, or any symbols or statements on job applications which signify they have special commitments to equality policies (such as the 'Two Ticks' disability symbol, Mindful Employer registration, or the Opportunity Now campaign).
  • Attend jobs fairs and employer events to discuss career prospects with potential employers and ask any questions you may have.

For more information on finding positive employers, please see the 'Diversity Matters' or 'Starting Out' publications below or contact the Employability Service:

Diversity matters

For advice on key diversity issues such as gender, race and disability, follow the link below. The information from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) will give you an understanding of each of the key diversity issues, and help you if you're unsure about disclosing your circumstances.

Click here to find out more about Diversity Matters

Starting out guide

Check out the the Starting Out - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Careers Guide

Effectively using your CV

Your CV is often a chance to make a good first impression to a company or employer, which is crucial regardless of your background.

It is important to make yourself stand out through your CV. If you are involved in any extracurricular activities as part of a diverse society, you can demonstrate the skills you use on your CV.

If you want help with your CV or job application, contact the Employability Team. We provide daily drop-ins where you can speak one-to-one to a Faculty Employability Adviser and receive tips on improving your CV. The Faculty Employability Advisers can help with the whole job application process and are available for other appointments if needed.

If you're unsure of your career options or are concerned about finding the right career path, you can make an appointment with our Careers Advisers to discuss your options, just give us a call or email us.