Race - finding out more about your rights and sources of support

Race is a protected characteristic and the Equality Act 2010 sets out your rights in relation to this. The websites below provide further information on your rights and support:

The Equality act and Race - what the equality act says about race discrimination.

Coalition for Race Equality & Rights Scotland - a strategic charity with information on race equality rights including the Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-2030.

Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-30 - this document sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism.

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre - from offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre provides legal advice and representation to individuals from Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.



When thinking of working for any employer it is a good idea to check out their website and find out more about them, what their values are and how they align with yours. Look at what they have to say about equality and diversity and find out if they have any positive initiatives relating to race. 

Target Jobs

Target jobs - City law for ethnic minorities - for students interested in working in City Law

Prospects event - a careers event for high–potential students of black heritage who are interested in working in the City.

Diversity Matters Race - information about your rights on the Target Jobs website.

The Guardian's ranking of employers by diversity - how different ethnic groups rated graduate employers (page14).

Civil Service Summer Diversity Internships - check your eligibility to apply on their website you must be:

  • In your final 2 years at university (this can include postgraduate studies immediately following your first degree)
  • From one of the following groups: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); socially or economically disadvantaged; disabled