Are university careers services providing the best service for LGBT students who, as graduates, interns or postgraduates, face a different set of challenges? Well, some are , some are not. Best practice includes dedicated pages of advice, LGBT employer events, and mentoring schemes, useful links and mention of careers advisors who are actually LGBT themselves! Worst practice includes no mention at all that LGBT people exist, or even have LGBT under the heading: ‘students facing barriers’.
I was asked to write a short piece on this topic for Prospect Luminate entitled: Providing and Inclusive Careers Advisory Service for LGBT students and graduates.
If you are new to the world of university careers advice (employer, student. university staff), once you’ve read my article. do explore the Prospects website – it’s brilliant