The information on this page is for all students at York College. It aims to explain what Equality and Diversity means and encourage you to think about your ideas of the people you meet. We would also like you to consider the attitudes of others around you.
We also need to let you know what the law says and what you can do to help others and be fair to everyone.
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.
Put simply: York College is committed to creating an environment where there is mutual respect and equality of opportunity.
The College works to embed the Equality Act of 2010 in our day to day practise. The Equality Act of 2010 is a piece of legislation that streamlines, harmonises and strengthens forty years of equalities legislation. The Act provides protection from discrimination across the nine key protected characteristics:
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religious or other belief
- Sexual Orientation
We want all students at York College to feel safe and not feel threatened by their environment or other people in it. If you ever feel unsafe, make sure you tell someone. For example:
- Your progress tutor
- Any other member of staff or an adult you trust
- A friend who can help you
The College is committed to equality for all and 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.
Policies and Procedures
York College policies and procedures are important to everyone who has contact with the college in some way or another, are regularly reviewed and demonstrate inclusivity of learning and employment opportunities. They are available to all students and staff.
Able to Learn provides important information for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities.