College receives Investors in Diversity Award
Borders College is the first organisation in the Scottish Borders to achieve the full Stage 2 Investors in Diversity Award, in recognition of its encompassing approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion effectively within the organisation.
The prestigious Stage 2 Investors in Diversity standard is about creating conditions for promoting greater engagement, communication and discussion with the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. This creates a culture of openness and acceptance that is real and tangible, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential whilst working and studying at Borders College.
David Killean, Vice Principal for Quality and Innovation is delighted to receive the award on behalf of Borders College. “It is very important for the College to make this commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to being a College that creates opportunities for people no matter what their circumstances.”
The Centre for Diversity was launched in April 2006, in the House of Commons by the Chief Executive of IBM, the Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn and by the President of the British Chambers of Commerce. The now National Centre for Diversity has a simple underpinning belief, diverse means different. We are all different, therefore diversity includes us all.
Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity congratulates Borders College. “In moving forward, it is important now for your organisation to disseminate your good practice and approach. The Investors in Diversity journey and achievement of the standard gives a positive message to all. Each person should be congratulated for their input and success of the organisation in successfully achieving the Diversity standard at the Stage 2 Full Review.”
The National Centre for Diversity has given the Border College a very useful and positive report that will help take the College forward, making its services even better.
Published: Thu 22nd Aug, 2013