Careers and Employment Service
Undergraduate - Equal opportunities and diversity
One of University of West London's unique selling points is the diversity of its student population.
Our students are from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities and bring to the University valuable skills already gained from employment.
The Careers and Employment Service at University of West London promotes and celebrates this diversity both as a service provider and in its interaction with students and graduates to ensure that all students are able to access employment opportunities whilst also recognising that some students and graduates may experience barriers when looking for employment.
University of West London is committed to supporting mass participation in higher education as part of its contribution to equality and social justice.
The University provides quality higher education through a curriculum which embodies the central values of equality.
University of West London aims to increase learning opportunities for all students but particularly for those who have traditionally been denied access to higher education.
The Careers and Employment Services' commitment to equal opportunities
University of West London's Careers and Employment Service (CES) endeavours to support this mission statement by
Services to students and graduates
- Promoting equality of opportunity as a provider of services to all University of West London students and graduates
- Promoting equality in its interaction with employers and outside agencies
We are committed to offering a high quality service to all of our clients and supporting their transition into the world of work. We aim to help all students and graduates compete on equal terms in the marketplace by doing all we can to:
Access to guidance services
- guide students and graduates through their career choices and the application process for jobs and further study
- offer guidance regarding strengthening and enhancing these applications
- give advice and support to counter any discrimination faced.
The Careers and Employment Service is committed to developing a service which can be accessed easily by all University of West London students and graduates on full-time, part-time or open learning courses, whatever their circumstances.
In this regard, we aim to make our services disability friendly and to offer services at times to meet the needs of all our students.
CES therefore runs an open access Careers Resource Area on the Ealing Campus; an evening service by appointment and an e-mail guidance service for those who cannot pay us a personal visit.
For further details see our location pages
We are open throughout the university vacations and University of West London graduates can use our service for up to three years after completing their course.
Graduate employment and training has become an increasingly competitive area and students from a non-traditional background can often feel disadvantaged when making career choices and entering the job market.
If you feel that CES has not addressed issues of age, gender, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation in any of the services we provide to students and graduates, then please let us know.
Equality of opportunity: further information
In the Careers Resource Area we have a designated Equal Opportunities section with specialist information.
The organisations below offer useful support and information on diversity specific issues to help address potential barriers that students and graduates may face when looking for employment.
Also see The Age and Employment Network's handout "Organisations for Job Seekers" available in The Careers Resource Area.
See our disability page
in both our undergraduate and postgraduate sections of this website.
Religion and belief
Students and graduates with previous convictions
Stonewall Promotes equality and justice in regards to sexual orientation.
Prospect - website
Pink's- online career guide for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender students and graduates.
Apex Trust - The Apex Trust works with both ex-offenders and employers regarding employment matters. The Apex Trust operates a confidential helpline called JobCheck addressing issues that affect people with a criminal record: 0870 608 45667
NACRO offers specialist advice and information on education, employment and other welfare issues to ex-offenders and other disadvantaged groups.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (pdf, 223 kb)
Red Kite Learning offers advice and guidance to clients that may face barriers when looking for work such as ex-offenders.