Equality and Diversity at Huddersfield New College 

At Huddersfield New College, we believe in working positively together to respect and to celebrate diversity, and to advance Equality of Opportunity for everyone in our community.

Equality and Diversity are at the heart of the College’s Vision, Mission and Values

This was recognised in our Inspection in 2016. ‘Equality of Opportunity is central to the College’s Mission’ (Ofsted: May 2016). 

Ofsted also commented on the ‘respectful and harmonious learner community’ in which ‘learners are valued for who they are’ and ‘everyone accepts each other’s differences’. 

This ‘respectful and harmonious community’ does not happen by accident. 

It is the result of dedicated hard work. 

How we work hard to create and to maintain this community is set out in our Equality and Diversity Policy

This work is award winning. For 6 consecutive years, we have been named by the National Centre for Diversity as a Top 3 Organisation for promoting Fairness Respect Engagement Diversity Inclusion and Equality (FREDIE).

We are also a Stonewall College Champion and a Disability Confident Leader. 

Our unswerving commitment to Equality and Diversity is why Huddersfield New College stands in solidarity with all who fight for greater justice and equality, and against racism, violence and all forms of discrimination. 


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); Bradley Wallace, Erika Montgomery, Rebecca Hakier, Saara Joro, Elliot Thompson, Drew Norbury

Front row (left to right); Katie Amitrano, Carol Wiltshire, Olga Vincent



Image of student Diversity TeamOur Student Diversity Champions joined our team for many and varied reasons. 

Our news section features many of our events, please visit this for an insight into how we bring Equality and Diversity alive for students.  Please click here to watch a short Equality and Diversity Video in which our Student Diversity Champions talk about their experience of Equality and Diversity at Huddersfield New College 




"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."
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