Huddersfield New College (HNC) is delighted to announce that next week will see the College host its first “Diversity Week” of the academic year.
HNC is well known for championing equality and diversity and has been recognised nationally by the NCFD for its work in promoting acceptance, tolerance and respect amongst staff, students and the wider community. Timed to coincide with Anti-bullying Week, next week’s events will see the college commence Diversity Week with an event celebrating tolerance and respect, with students and staff invited to sign our anti-bullying pledge and contribute to our tree of kindness.
Throughout the rest of the week, staff and students will be invited to take part in a wide range of events, including our ‘Diverse Identities’ art exhibition. There will also be opportunities to meet a guide dog puppy and cast a vote to choose HNC’s Charity of the Year. The full list of events can be found below.
Monday 14th November: Meet our Student Diversity Team, take part in our ‘Tree of Kindness’ event, and sign our anti-bullying pledge
Tuesday 15th November: Visit HNC’s “Diverse Identities” art exhibition
Wednesday 16th November: Meet puppies and their trainers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, and join our interfaith ‘Roses for Hope’ campaign – collect a rose and share your message of hope
Thursday 17th November: Register to vote by joining the electoral register, and cast your vote for HNC’s Charity of the Year 2022-23
Friday 18th November: Join us in celebrating the successes of Diversity Week
Events like these help our students to play their part in our diverse, modern and democratic society. Erika Montgomery, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, comments “HNC’s Diversity Weeks are not only a wonderful celebration of our diverse and vibrant community here at HNC, it is also an opportunity to raise awareness for a wide range of themes, causes and charities. Our first Diversity Week of the academic year is a fabulous event that brings the College community together, and this week we will reaffirm our commitment to respect, tolerance and inclusivity, using our tree of kindness to spread messages of hope and support.”
You can find out more about how we are One HNC at our open morning on Saturday, 12th November. Doors open at 10am.