Equality & Diversity

New College Lanarkshire positively promotes equality and diversity for all.  Our aim is to cultivate and maintain an environment which is welcoming, embracing and inclusive for all staff, students and partners. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and adhering to our legislative responsibilities in a culture which celebrates diversity.

At New College Lanarkshire we all have a responsibility to ensure that everyone is treated respectfully and fairly under the Equality Act (2010). The Equality Act (2010) requires us to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people from different protected characteristic groups;
  • Foster good relations between people from different protected characteristic groups, tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between
    people from different groups.

Our 2021 Mainstreaming Report should be read in conjunction with the following documents, all of which contain actions aimed at increased participation, widening access and raising attainment of under-represented groups or those who may require additional support to achieve at College:


LGBT Youth Charter

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Equality Mainstreaming Report 2021

Equality is central to our thinking at NCL and it shapes our behaviour and clearly informs the decisions that we take. Within this context the publication of our fourth Equality Mainstreaming Report marks an important moment in our journey of commitment to achieving a working environment that clearly demonstrates a focused and robust commitment to EDI behaviours and actions.

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Equality Mainstreaming Report 2019

Welcome to this third Equality Mainstreaming report, which covers the period April 2017 – April 2019. This is our second full reporting period as New College Lanarkshire following our merger in 2013 / 2014 and we are excited to share some of our highlights with you. In some areas, there is still work to do and, throughout this report, we underline our commitment to an inclusive culture that supports equality and values diversity, across all of our activity.

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Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 outlines nine protected characteristics: Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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Equality and Diversity Resources

Keep up to date with the latest resources to support your understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.

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Third Party Reporting

This section is current under development. More information coming soon.