Here at Edinburgh College, we take a pride in providing an inclusive approach to equality and diversity, and have a long history of taking action to widen access to college programmes. We have a rich and diverse mix in our learning community, which is celebrated and respected.
We are committed to working in partnership with our students to make the most of the learning opportunities we offer; we strive to ensure that the outcomes from learning with us become more equal for all, by identifying where there are gaps and taking action to address these. We work hard to develop staff within the organisation to make this an inclusive organisation, compliant with current equalities legislation, and proactive in tackling unfair and unlawful activity wherever it arises.
Involving students, staff and our stakeholders, we reviewed the progress we made in what we said we would do in our first 3 year equality scheme (first published December 2006) and the lessons we have learned are reflected in the objectives in our revised Equality Scheme for 2009-2012.
Priority areas for action are included in the scheme, and we will update on progress half yearly, July and December. If you require information in an alternative format or you would like to give us feedback, please contact the Head of External Liaison, Tel: 0131 559 4532 or email Paula.Paterson@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
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