Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud of the social and cultural diversity of our community and see it as a strength that inspires innovation and creativity.  We are committed to our College being a place where learning and working exists in an environment that advances equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and allows everyone to achieve their fullest potential.

To fulfil our commitment we will

  • embed equality and diversity within all our practices
  • advance equality and diversity and tackle all forms of discrimination
  • celebrate diversity and difference
  • seek to educate staff, students and the community to both foster good relations and recognise the benefits of a diverse community.


Click here to see our objectives for the next academic year.

Single Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scheme 2014 - 2017

We will meet our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 to promote equality by;

  • driving the agenda at the highest level
  • developing and raising awareness across the organisation
  • sharing good practice
  • working with learners, staff and external partners to address barriers faced by particular groups to allow full participation
  • monitoring, measuring and evaluating the impact of Equality and Diversity policies, and practice.


Click here for the equality update for staff and Governors 2015/16

Click here for our Equal Pay Audit 2014/15

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Leaders in Diversity

New College Durham have been recognised by the National Centre of Diversity as Leaders in Diversity.  This was achieved in May 2016. This process has given the College a framework against which to analyse our performance and identify areas for further development and improvement.