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Equality & Diversity

The College is a diverse community and we are proud of this!

The College will provide an inclusive, personalised learning and working environment in which students, staff and visitors are valued as individuals, according to their merits, abilities and potential.

National Centre for Diversity - Top 100 2016

National Centre for Diversity - Top 100 2016




In May 2014 we achieved the Investors in Diversity Stage 2 award, that recognises our ongoing commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in order to create a culture of openness and acceptance.


Protected characteristics

There are a number of characteristics that are protected by the law, through the Equality Act, 2010.

Our aim is to advance equality, tackle discrimination and foster good relations in the wider community, so you can talk to your Personal Tutor, your Director of Studies or any member of the Well-Being Centre about any of these issues.

If you need some support...

Follow these links for more information about Learning Support and support for students with mental health and Well-being concerns.

If you have a disability and would like to talk to someone about the support we can offer, please contact Pat Gaze

According to the Equality Act, 2010 a disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

The College also produces these documents:

  • Publication of Equality Objectives.
  • Summary of Student Protected Characteristics.

Both updated annually.

Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2016 - 2017

Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2015-16

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy including Disability Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy and Procedures

Equality & Diversity News


International Women's Day - March 2017

Students, Drew Ellis and Abbie MacFarlane arranged and hosted this year's International Women's Day event which welcomed Clare Mullin to discuss gender inequality in Parliament.

The event saw a great turn out, and Drew and Abbie were very pleased that students were fully engaged in the discussion and are looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's entitlement to vote in 2018.

Photo credit: Adam Hill

Photo credit: Adam Hill

Pictured L-R: Drew Ellis, Clare Mullin and Abi Macfarlane

Pictured L-R: Drew Ellis, Clare Mullin and Abi Macfarlane











LGBT History Month 2017

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. To mark this, we invited Lived Experiences Theatre Group to explore the issues many young LGBT+ people experience (such as coming out, facing discrimination and personal identity). 

The LGBT+ community celebrated this month by arranging a panel of students to tell their stories. Over 200 friends and allies came out to listen and ask questions. Here is Grace’s story. 

Grace | My coming out story

If you’d like to talk to someone about these sort of issues, please contact your Director of Studies or a member of the Well-Being team.

FFLAG - Friends and Family of Lesbian and Gay men is a charity that provides advice and support. Here is a link to their site:

Lived Experiences Theatre Group

Lived Experiences Theatre Group

LGBT History Month 2017

LGBT History Month 2017



















From 'The Guardian' 26th January 2016 - Columnist, Owen Jones speaks to former student, Olly Alexander, about facing mental ill health

College Staff Inspired by NAS Ambassador Robyn Steward

Broadcaster, author and artist, Robyn Steward, gave an inspiring and informative training session to College staff on the different aspects of autism. Read about Robyn's visit here.

Everyday Sexism  Author, Laura Bates, Visits College

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism website and author of the bestselling book of the same name recently visited Hereford Sixth Form College. You can read about her visit here.


Aerosol Arabic's Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College


Language Day – over 50 languages are spoken at Hereford Sixth Form College

Student Induction, September 2015

Friend of the College, Trevor Gordon met new students to talk about the themes of community, respect for diversity and fundamental British values.

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