Who's helping Black students thrive in the job market?
There are no shortage of stats on the disparity of employment outcomes post-university for Black and ethnic minority students with the situation only worsening during Covid. But, what can be done about it?
Well, we wanted to spend the 2021 Black History Month showcasing some of the best organisations in the United Kingdom supporting Black students to fulfil their potential in the job market. Hopefully through their work, as well as the work of others, some of these stats will be relegated to the history books forever.
Get yourself out there
Being proactive and engaging with networking groups and targeted recruitment agencies will increase your chances of securing a job interview and landing your dream job. Take a look through this handy list we’ve compiled as a resource to help you in your search. Knowing that these organisations are actively recruiting Black students should make it easier to take the first step of getting yourself out there.
Have you thought about the difference you can make?
Chances are, if you’re already at university, you’ve put in the hours to get good grades and potentially broken some barriers. You probably already have something to offer those coming up behind you.
Why not approach your old school or college and ask to do a talk to year 12 or 13 students about what university is like and how to succeed there? Or offer to mentor younger students to help them excel both academically and socially? University can be a daunting prospect, but you can make a huge difference in someone else's life by showing them what can be achieved with a little bit of hard work.
If you know of other organisations doing great work to improve Black students' prospects in employability, please email us with their details and we’ll add them to this list! Email email@example.com
At StudentCrowd, we love to hear from students what their experiences have been like at uni, whether it’s good, bad or ugly. While you’re here, why not take a moment to review your university and share with future students what uni life is like?