Equality and Diversity

The college aims to ensure that all actual or potential students and employees are treated equally regardless of: disability; marital status; race; colour; ethnicity; nationality; religion; gender; sexual orientation.

The college believes that all forms of prejudice and discrimination are unacceptable, and seeks to challenge inequality, prejudice and discrimination whenever it occurs.


What is equality?

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.

Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the aforementioned areas. Bullying, harassment or victimization are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

What is diversity?

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

How can we promote equality and diversity?

We can promote equality and diversity by:

    • treating all staff and students fairly
    • creating an inclusive culture for all staff and students
    • ensuring equal access to opportunities to eable students to fully participate in the learning process
    • enabling all staff and students to develop to their full potential
    • equipping staff and students with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination in their work/study environment
    • making certain that any learning materials do not discriminate against any individuals or groups
    • ensuring sure policies, procedures and processes don't discriminate"

Equality and Diversity - GOV.UK

Wider issue of Equality and Human Rights - Creating a fairer Britain

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