Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity

The College aims to ensure that individuals with a protected characteristic are entitled to the same equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities as the majority population. The College strives to ensure that whatever the heritage and origins of members of the College community, everyone is equally valued and treats one another with respect.

This policy statement is intended to serve to remind us all that diversity in our society is a strength and we must ensure equality and equity having regard to issues of gender, age, disability, skin colour, faith, disability, sexuality and culture.

We will work towards the elimination of discrimination whether overt, covert or by omission and we will ensure that individuals and communities have equal access to our learning programmes and facilities.

We are committed to:

  • actively tackling discrimination and promoting disability equality and good relations;
  • encouraging, supporting and helping all students and staff to reach their potential;
  • working with other institutions, local communities and others to tackle discrimination and to encourage and promote good practice in achieving equality; and
  • making sure that the Equality Scheme is implemented and reported on.

We recognise that this scheme is developmental and will continue to change in response to the needs and priorities identified by the involvement of disabled people.