Equality & Diversity

Dundee and Angus College is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for its staff, students and other stakeholders and undertakes to adhere to all relevant legislation.

Through our Equality and Diversity Policy and related procedures we set a range of clear objectives and approaches to ensure that we encourage and support all individuals, irrespective of protected characteristic, to develop and fulfil their potential.  By doing so, our students and staff are given an equal opportunity to engage with and benefit from the services we offer and to maximise their contribution to College life and to the future economic success of Angus, Dundee and beyond.

We ensure that all staff, students and other stakeholders are treated equally, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and marriage and civil partnership.

We strive to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to celebrate the diversity of people who are directly and indirectly involved in the College.

We are planning to change our systems to accommodate non gender specific titles (eg. Mx) however at this time we are tied to changes needed nationally by Scottish Funding Council and SQA as our systems need to match national data sets.  We apologise for any distress this may cause until the development can be completed.

Vision

To be acknowledged as a completely inclusive organisation in which all people can participate fully as equal citizens.

Overall Aim

To actively promote equality in Dundee and Angus College, to engender an ethos and culture which acknowledges and celebrates diversity and to emphasise the benefits that accrue.

Objectives

  • Promote Dundee and Angus College as an equal opportunity organisation
  • Ensure that the College meets statutory requirements
  • Implement, monitor and review the effectiveness of equality and diversity activity and recommend actions
  • Ensure that robust procedures are in place for the protection of young and vulnerable students
  • Identify, adopt and embed good practice across all areas of College operations

Dundee and Angus College is an equal opportunities organisation.

Equalities Mainstreaming Report - April 15 (PDF)