These pages are for anyone who is part of the college - student, staff, visitor, partner or contractor - and any visitor to our website.

We explain here what equality and diversity mean and how we promote them at Bradford College. We also give you links on where you can get help within the college, report a concern, or find out more about equality and diversity.

Our commitment

Equality and Diversity form one of the core values of Bradford College, set out in our five year strategy. We are an open and welcoming college where equality and diversity are celebrated and promoted and where discrimination is challenged. We work to ensure that staff and student communities reflect the make up of the local population and that students are prepared for work in diverse labour markets.

We encourage positive behaviour, and challenge all forms of negative behaviour and ideas. Find out more about our UNITED values.

What is equality?

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.

Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of these areas. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

What is diversity?

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people's differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.