LGBT: Be yourself in the workplace with Stonewall’s Starting Out Guide

The LGBT Careers Guidestonewall

Stonewall’s Starting Out Guide 2016/17 is Britain’s only national careers guide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) students, graduates and jobseekers.

Featuring articles about being LGBT in the workplace including stories from inspirational role models, top tips for finding LGBT friendly employers and overviews of different jobs sectors, it also contains a listing of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions – employers who are actively committed to promoting equality for their LGBT staff.

Essex in Stonewalls’ Top 100 Employers

The University of Essex is ranked 53rd  in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2016 list which showcases the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. We’re in the top six universities listed and are aiming to be placed even higher in 2017.


As a university, we recognise the value of diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. Find out how you can benefit from our diverse community and our services for students.

The Essex Students’ Union LGBT* And Friends Society is a vibrant and inclusive society that welcomes all LGBT* students, their friends and allies in a friendly and accepting environment. To keep up to date with their latest news and events, join them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Be yourself in the workplace

Discover which organisations understand that their staff perform best when they can be themselves in the workplace. Download your free copy of the guide now!

Need advice about diversity in careers? The Employability and Careers Centre offers a vast range of support for Essex students and graduates and is here to help you. Come and talk to us in confidence.

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