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Diversity Careers Festival


Diversity Careers Festival - 3 February

The workplace is changing and slowly but surely, becoming more diverse and inclusive. But there is still a lot of work to be done.

At our annual celebration of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, we showcased a fantastic range of organisations who are all doing great work in areas such as gender and ethnicity, as well as raising awareness of issues such as mental health, disability and neurodiversity. They are all keen to tell you about the support and initiatives that they offer, as well as the job opportunities that they have available.

If you couldn't make it to the event, you can still access all the information! The festival took the form of a series of recorded presentations which you can watch back using the links in the table below. There is also a Message Board for you to ask any specific questions that you have, which we can pass on directly to the employers for you.

Message Board

If you couldn't make it to the live drop-ins, you can still leave your questions on our Message Board. We will pass them on to the organisations and get back with the answer as soon as we can. Just click on the board below to post your question!

Message Board

Student Societies and Collectives

This event was supported by our SU and many of our student societies and collectives who are also passionate about Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

What are your values? 

A key part of your journey here at Royal Holloway is understanding what your values are and in turn, what appeals to you in a potential employer when considering the type of company you'd like to work for. Working for an employer that reflects your values can play a crucial part in your personal happiness and success in the workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I research employers' diversity & inclusion initiatives?

Finding out more about the employers you are interested in will enable you to:

  • Be more aware of how your career aspirations fit with these employers
  • Be better informed when evaluating your career options.
  • Better understand how these employers embrace diversity and inclusion and what that could mean for you
  • Learn what a successful applicant looks like to these employers
  • Be better informed when exploring your next steps.
  • Understand how they are changing their recruitment processes to make them more inclusive
  • Identify diversity and equality insights for the career of your choosing
  • Be better informed and more likely to succeed when applying

What questions can I ask an employer?

Once you have researched an organisation online, consider asking follow-up questions on the topics such as:

  • Diversity & equality initiatives in place for employees
  • Types of graduate/internship roles on offer
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Profile of a good candidate for the company/sector
  • How the application process is made fair 
  • How to make an application stand out
  • What to do at university that will help get into the sector
  • Company values

Can I get some general advice on diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

There are also lots of organisations who can help you with specific questions - take a look at our Diversity and Inclusion pages to find out more.

Alternatively, if you need general careers guidance or help with an application, you can book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Consultant. Find out more.

I'm an international student. Are there opportunities for me?

If you have any specific questions about visas, the International Student Support team may also be able to help you with your questions via email.



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