Huddersfield New College stands in solidarity with all who fight for greater justice and equality, and against racism, violence and all forms of discrimination
Equality and Diversity is at the heart of our thriving, vibrant, and inclusive environment where young people are given the opportunity to explore and celebrate their own differences and those of others. Most importantly, each and every student feels part of the same community in which their own uniqueness is valued. Every member of our family is treated fairly, with respect and dignity.
This approach is award winning. We have been been named the UK's Organisation of the Year for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for for years running. We're also really proud to hold Leaders in Diversity (Level 3) and we're also a Stonewall College Champion and Disability Confident Leader. If you'd like to find out about this, and our other awards, you can here.
What does this mean?
Very simply our approach to Equality and Diversity means we not only actively seek to eliminate any form of inequality or discrimination on campus and in all aspects of our work, we also work to help educate our community about the huge value of a diverse world - preparing them for the world they will experience when progressing to university or work. We are passionate about bringing the positives of diversity alive through opportunities to engage, celebrate and explore. We believe that this can be fun and exciting, and delivered in a way that is enjoyable for all.
We'd love you to take a look at our approach in action by taking a look at our short video below. You can of course also explore more via the relevant tabs below. Our policies and strategic plans can be found in the documents section at the bottom of this page.
Our award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity is led by a team of staff & students who are all passionate about helping our College to celebrate and value individual differences. Our Diversity Champions all volunteer their time and expertise in a variety of ways. The team also champion Equality and Diversity throughout the College. The team champion Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE) throughout the College, leading on staff and student engagement, to provide a welcoming environment for everyone
Our Staff Diversity Champions
Our Staff Diversity Champions play a key role in embedding our approach into every day College life. These are named below and you can also find out why they volunteer for these prestigious roles here.
Back row (left to right); Drew Norbury, Joe Howson, Erika Montgomery, Will Bacon, Jay Bolt
Middle row (left to right); Tom Smith, Samantha Daley, Chelsea Redshaw, Katie Amitrano, Kam Rogerson and Jess Law
Lower Row (left to right); Emma Fisher, Carol Wiltshire and Rebecca Hakier
Our Student Diversity Champions joined our team for many and varied reasons. Please watch our video at the top of this page to hear from just some of them!
Our news section features many of our events, please visit this for an insight into how we bring Equality and Diversity alive for students.
"Equality of opportunity is central to the College’s mission. Learners are valued for who they are and this in turn results in a respectful and harmonious learner community, in which all members accept each other’s differences."