Below is information regarding York College's commitments to Equality and Diversity including explanations of our current policies and strategies. There are also links to the Equality Act 2010 showing how York College complies with legal regulations.
Equality and Diversity Statement
York College is committed to equality of opportunity. The aim is to create an environment in which people treat each other with mutual respect, regardless of age, disability, family responsibility, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, transgender, sexual orientation, trade union activity or unrelated criminal convictions.
The College is committed to equality for all, widening participation for disabled students and ensuring that all students have access to a high quality learning experience.
To help us achieve this please make sure that you let us know what you need so we can make reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.
Follow this link for information for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The York College building, grounds and facilities all comply with disability regulations ensuring the whole college is accessible to everyone. Please follow this link for Maps and Floor Plans of the college.
York College and the Equality Act 2010
Equality Analysis (Impact Assessments) formerly Equality Impact Assessment
Equality Analysis is a detailed examination of a current or proposed policy [policy or policies is used throughout to refer to policies, plans, procedures and practices] to see whether it has or will have a different impact on individuals or groups of individuals based on the grounds of one of the nine key protected characteristics.
We are all responsible for creating a happy, safe and welcoming place and the College conducts equality analysis assessments to help ensure this atmosphere. Completing the process according to legal requirements promotes equality of opportunity, positive attitudes and good relations among students, staff and all people who come into the College. It is also a proactive approach to improving services and tackling unfair discrimination.
If any constraints or inequalities are identified, action will be taken. Amendments will be made if the policy is deemed to have or potentially have an adverse effect on any group of individuals or is not accessible to them.
Where the language in the policy must remain, a glossary of terms will be added to the policy.
York College Equality and Diversity Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish clear College guidance regarding equality and to establish key principles, structures and monitoring arrangements for the College. The guidance will be applicable to Governors, senior managers and all employees and students in the College, contractors, volunteers and visitors.
The College will regularly measure, review and reinforce the effectiveness of the policy through:
- The cycle of Self-Assessment
- Divisional plans
- Staff and student surveys and data analysis
- Collecting and disseminating examples of good practice
- Monitoring activity
Follow this link for the York College Equality and Diversity Policy
Follow this link to view our latest annual report
Follow this link for information on Students by Gender, Disability and Ethnic Origin for academic year 2013/14
Follow this link for Information on Students by Gender, Disability and Ethnic Origin for previous academic years
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