Disability and Diversity

NEWS UPDATE! The Scott Trust Bursary Scheme

The Guardian Foundation offers a number of bursaries each year for aspiring journalists to study for a postgraduate qualification in journalism. Offered to candidates from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the media. In particular, from a lower socio-economic background, BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with a disability.

For details including how to apply:


The University of Bedfordshire's Student Support team offer confidential advice and information on a range of issues.

If you are concerned that your circumstances will affect potential jobs, you are welcome to have a chat with one of our Employability Advisers to discuss this. Please login to careersonline.beds.ac.uk using your student id (graduates will need to register first) then select Book / Appointments from the tool bar where you will be able to choose and book a slot. Appointments are being offered via Zoom whilst our offices are closed but alternative platforms may be available - please email careers@beds.ac.uk if you do not have access to Zoom.

Further information for students and graduates can be found on the following websites:

Positive about disabled people

  • AGCAS - supporting disable applicants onto graduate schemes
  • Disability Jobsite - includes employer database, CV and interview advice
  • DirectGov - employment support and government work schemes
  • EmployAbility - support with the transition from education to employment
  • My Plus Students' Club - for students with disabilities or long term health conditions - connecting students with employers
  • TargetJobs - equality and diversity in graduate recruitment
Mental health difficulties
Sensory impairments
Specific learning difficulties

More people from a wider variety of backgrounds are now entering higher education making for a diverse graduate labour market.

The following organisations offer information and advice for specific groups who are looking for further study or employment:


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