Moulton College has been successfully re-accredited with the Investors in Diversity stage 2 award.
To earn the award, the college has had to make a series of changes to how it caters to a diverse range of needs. These changed included; ease of access between sites, with greater wheelchair access; a fully accessible website to all; to ensure that staff understand the Colleges positive approach to flexible working; to monitor and take positive action against inappropriate behaviour and bullying; to maintain clear EDI expectations across all areas of the college, and to highlight the visible support to LGBT staff and learners via posters and policy updates.
The College has continued to make a strong business case for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, with the focus on increasing the diversity of its staff and student intake, while offering a diverse range of support to those who need it. Similarly, staff and learners interviewed were clear about the need to improve the numbers of under-represented groups studying ‘non-traditional’ courses. Great achievements have been made in the last two years with the diversity of staff and learners and in the support offered.
Sarah Field, the Director of Quality Improvement and Student Support, thinks that the award shows that Moulton College is able to provide equal opportunities for all its students.
Sarah said of the award, “We’re delighted to have been successful in achieving re-accreditation of the Investors in Diversity Stage 2 standard. Thanks to all our staff and students for their work in helping us to achieve this. The College first achieved Investors in Diversity status in 2013 and will now hold this status for a further two years. The report published by the National Centre for Diversity contains a number of recommendations that we will be considering to further extend our work in this area.”