Huddersfield New College has revealed the theme for Diversity Week 2 is ‘Everyone Counts’ and that during next week the College will be hosting a range of activities to help students to celebrate each their own unique differences and those of others. 

As the UK Number One Organisation of the Year for Equality and Diversity, HNC is a thriving, vibrant and inclusive environment where students are not only valued as individuals, but are given the chance to explore the differences of others, and the importance of tackling all forms of inequality or discrimination. 

The College hosts two special focus weeks throughout the year which enable the HNC community to take a special look at different elements of Equality and Diversity. The second week of the year runs from 9th – 13th March and will see students being able to take part in a range of special activities:

•    Monday 9th March: a Women in Science mini lab as part of celebrations for International Women’s Day 2020
•    Tuesday 10th March: Rainbow Run/ Walk/ Wheel – students are invited to take part in our inclusive exercise session with special guest Sarah Dransfield, Ambassador for our Charity of the Year, the Laura Crane Young Cancer Trust 
•    Wednesday 11th March: Trans Awareness Day with Mermaids – join the bake sale in the Dining Area 
•    Thursday 12th March: Join us for a special talk with Amnesty Kirklees in Lecture Theatre from 12.15pm to learn more about the work Amnesty International do to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied 
•    Friday 13th March: a celebration of Music and Poetry from diverse cultures in the Dining Area 
 
Erika Montgomery Director of Equality and Diversity comments: “As a warm, welcoming and vibrant community, our College genuinely is an equal and diverse place to study. Our Diversity Weeks allow us to have a special focus on a particular theme in this wide ranging area and Diversity Week 2 will help our students to explore how an equal world is a an enabled world, and allow our young people to see they role they can play in tackling any inequality they may see outside of HNC. We are of course very excited that we’ll be raising funds for our Charity of the Year, the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, at our Rainbow Run, Wheel or Walk. We look forward to another busy and successful focus week!”