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Equality, diversity and inclusion
Investors in Diversity
The College is delighted that it has been recognised as an Investor in Diversity. To have achieved this award is a demonstration of the commitment we have to being a welcoming and inclusive organisation where all people can feel comfortable working or studying free from prejudice or discrimination.
Want to know more about Investors in Diversity?
Click here to download the Investors in Diversity Information pack
The college is proud to hold the LGBT Charter Mark.
We believe that all people have a right to education and we value the benefits of being a diverse community where people can feel comfortable with their gender and sexuality.
We support the right for students and staff to come out as LGBT if they choose and to be free from prejudice and discrimination.
We provide a safe environment where there is access to support and information when needed. We work to ensure that the voice of LGBT young people and adults is heard, valued and used to shape our services.
Click here for more on the LGBT Charter
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to meeting our duties under the Equality Act to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who are more likely to experience discrimination and those who are not.
We recognise the benefits that come from having a diverse community of staff and learners in the College and oppose all unfair forms of discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or social background.
We provide a supportive environment with many specialist services to meet learners’ needs.
Each year the College publishes an Equality and Diversity Annual Report which reports on the year’s activity, the College’s staffing profile and analyses the admissions, enrolments and results of its students to see whether there is any correlation between these and certain protected characteristics. You can view the latest reports in the College Documents Section of this website under Reports. Please click here.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is reflected in the documents below and in our approach to all who use the College’s services.
- A Guide to Inclusiveness at Borders College
- Complaints Policy and Complaints Handling Procedure,
- Gender-Based Abuse Policy and Guide (Students),
- Respect at Work and Study Policy Statement,
- Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Policy,
- Single Equality Scheme - (Plans and Strategy)
- Bullying and Harassment Policy and Procedure,
- Employee Domestic Abuse Policy and Procedure
- Family Leave Policy and Procedure
- Grievance Policy and Procedure
- Professional Conduct Between Staff and Students
- Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
- Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Harm
Single Equality Scheme (Including January 2013 Progress Update) Click here to download.
All documents are available in full on this website under 'College Documents' or by contacting the Publications and Marketing Department on 08700 50 51 52.
Spaces still available on some courses
A limited number of spaces still remain available on some courses commencing August 2013.
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