Extra careers support for LGBTQ+ students

At the Careers Service we know LGBTQ+ students can face additional challenges to career thinking. This may include facing discrimination in recruitment practices, and identifying inclusive and supportive workplaces.

To help level the playing field, we’ve compiled the best support and opportunities into one handy document over on mycareer.

We also send out live opportunities in our weekly Flying Start bulletin. Sign up to Flying Start now!

Here’s a taster of the support on offer…

Mentoring & Employability Events


  • SME Internship Schemes – paid 4 week internships, including a source your own option. Available during term-time and holidays, full- and part-time.
  • Gay Times internships for trans and non-binary youth.
  • Diversity focused insight weeks (first years) – most commercial sectors, mostly open September-March for the Easter or summer holidays.

These are just a few examples. Find more opportunities on mycareer and in the weekly Flying Start bulletin.

Confused about work experience? Learn more about internships and work experience.

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