Our Equality Strategy and Policy

At New College Lanarkshire we all have a responsibility to ensure that everyone is treated respectfully and fairly under the Equality Act (2011). 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.

The Action Plan set out in New College Lanarkshires Equalities Outcome Plan 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:

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. 

Find out more

Equality and Diversity Resources

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

What's on this month!

 New College Lanarkshire’s very own 2019 Diversity Calendar is coming soon. Keep up to date with activities, celebrations and diversity at NCL.
If you know of an event which is not listed on the calendar, please contact the Equality and Diversity Adviser or Marketing to have your date added.

Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved to support Equality and Diversity at NCL you can become an Ambassador to raise awareness, challenge discrimination and create a positive presence of support for fellow students. Please contact Stephanie.kirkham@nclan.ac.uk for more information. 

Get in touch!

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Equality and Diversity at NCL, please contact our Equality and Diversity Adviser; Stephanie Kirkham.