Support at Aston
The Aston University Chaplaincy team are based at the Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre and caters for those of all faiths or of none. The Chaplaincy team is experienced at listening and offering pastoral and spiritual guidance, prayer, support and friendship.
Listening Ear is one of the pastoral support drop-in services you can access. It offers the following support for students, regardless of religious affiliation: confidential, non-judgemental listening; help in times of distress; signposting to specialist sources of help (including faith contacts if you wish).
There are several faith-based societies here at Aston, including Aston Sikh Society, Aston Islamic Society, Aston Christian Union and more. Take a look at the full list of student-led societies and get all the details on how to join.
There are a variety of mentoring schemes available at Aston which are designed to enable students, alumni and professionals alike to have the opportunity to support the Aston student community, develop skills, expand networks and share experiences. You will have the opportunity to engage in mentoring activities at every stage of your learning journey.
The following organisations and resources can offer further support and advice:
Equality and Human Rights Commission: religion or belief discrimination - Find out more about the Equality Act and what it says about religion or belief discrimination.
TARGETjobs: equality and diversity issues, and your graduate job hunt - You can find advice on a range of key equality and diversity issues in this article. They look at your rights during the recruitment process, disclosing information to your employers and more.
Acas guide to religion or belief discrimination - This document provides guidance for employers and employees on how to reduce the chance of religion or belief discrimination happening at work, how it might happen and how it should be dealt with if it does.
Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers - This is a definitive list of UK-based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within their organisation.
Totaljobs Guides - If you’ve got questions about work equality, take a look at these expert guides from Totaljobs which cover topics such as how to ask for a pay rise, gender transitioning in the workplace, what it’s like to be deaf in the workplace and more.
VERCIDA - The UK’s largest diversity and inclusion-focused career hub for recruiters and jobseekers. As well as promoting jobs with inclusive employers, they provide resources for a range of applicants including, those with disabilities, those aged over 50, LGBTQ+ applicants, religious applicants and more.