We recognise that equality is about treating individuals fairly, and we are supported by a legislative, regulatory and strategic framework to promote equality and eliminate discrimination.
We understand that diversity is about recognising and valuing difference for the benefit of relationships between the College, students, staff and the public. We treat everyone with dignity and respect, and take into account different interpretations of dignity and respect for people from different faiths, cultures, generations, genders and sexual orientation.
We are fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and we take our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty seriously.
We pledge to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it
We will do this by:
- Ensuring we are effective in sending our strong, clear messages (internally and externally) to a diverse range of audiences about our commitment to diversity
- Ensuring that people at all levels within our organisation are enhancing their learning around equality, diversity and inclusion
- Providing a welcoming environment which is accessible and accommodating of all stakeholders’ diverse needs
- Not tolerating bullying, discrimination and harassment, and having related procedures which are effectively implemented and understood
- Committing to continuous improvement by building equality, diversity and inclusion into our long-term strategic plans and short-term goals
Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion guide here
Details about our Single Equality Scheme can be found here
Read our 2012 – 2013 Staff Diversity Report here