Category Archives: Diversity

Diversity and Inequality in Criminal Justice Event

Unlocked Graduates is proud to be running a speaker and panel Q & A event in partnership with Clifford Chance as part of their Black History Month series.

Racial inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing our criminal justice system. Over 25 per cent of the adult prison population is from a minority ethnic group compared to just 14 per cent of the general population. In the youth estate the problem is even more stark – with minorities representing over half the children in our prison system. In this event we will hear from people on the frontline in this crisis – those campaigning for change, people with lived experience and graduates who are taking on the challenge of finding solutions within the sector.

We will be joined by Ash Prashar. Ash is a justice reform campaigner with a unique background. He’s a former young offender who went on to work for Boris Johnson, Tony Blair & VP Biden. He advocates for criminal justice reform and prison abolition in both the US & UK and has created programs for the formerly incarcerated, campaigned for bail reform, ending solitary confinement and the restoration of voting rights. Ash will present on these issues followed by a discussion with Clifford Chance partner, Matthew Newick.

This will be followed by a panel of frontline workers chaired by Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski – with professionals across the sector and from Unlocked, discussing their roles working in law, policing and prison – and how you too could have an impact by working on the frontline.

The virtual event will take place on 12th October from 12-1.45pm. You need to register in advance here.

Please note that you need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Apply Now. The system used for registrations requires you to upload a CV but this will not be reviewed, if easier you can upload a blank word document. You need to do this in order to register.

Thinking of a career in journalism?

The Guardian is offering summer placements for two weeks for those aiming to start a career in journalism.

The London office is running four schemes during the summer, one scheme for people with disabilities and multiple schemes for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants.

Successful applicants will gain an insight into the profession, working across the newspaper and website.

You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers.

The Guardian Positive Action Schemes

Disabilities scheme – reference code KIN0001UT

You will gain an insight into the workings of the newspaper and website, on sections such as Features, Society and Multimedia.

BAME all-editorial scheme – reference code KIN0001UP

You will work across a number of sections such as Weekend Magazine, Books, G2, Global Development, The Guide, Society and Multimedia.

BAME sport scheme – reference code KIN0001UQ

You will work on our sports desk alongside our team of journalists and editors, learning how we cover the biggest sporting events across the globe.

BAME podcasting and audio storytelling scheme – reference code KIN0001UR

You will work alongside our podcast producers, editors and hosts in our audio department.

BAME photography scheme – reference code KIN0001US

You will work alongside our photographers and picture editors, learning about different aspects of photo-journalism.

If you are interested please apply online by visiting www.theguardian.com/workforus using the relevant reference code above.

Please note that the schemes are only open to applicants over 18 years old.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 30th March 2020 for these schemes.

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010