The status, first awarded to the College in 2010, represents an all-encompassing approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion effectively. It aims to strengthen practices and behaviours within an organisation by creating conditions for promoting greater communication, discussion and engagement with the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
A spokesperson for the National Centre for Diversity said: ‘ The Investors in Diversity journey and achievement of the standard gives a positive message to all the stakeholders, internal and external, and each person should be congratulated for their input and success of the organisation.’
Organised events have highlighted support for Black History Month, LGBT History Month, International Women’s’ Day and many other causes, and the Student Union organised a successful Love Rock, Hate Racism concert in 2012.
The College also recently welcomed Team GB Paralympian Ben Quilter, who gave a popular lecture, and last year former student and fellow Paralympian Scott Moorhouse returned to open the College’s new Sports Hall.
Beryl Richardson, Director of HR and Professional Development, added: ‘The College has met the standard to achieve Investors in Diversity, stage 2. It is a marvellous reinforcement of the continuing good practice by everyone, at all levels with the College community.’