Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
At The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), we are committed to equality of opportunity and will not tolerate harassment or unfair direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of any of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
We respect the dignity and diversity of all our students and employees, regardless of personal characteristics and differences.
We are incredibly proud to be placed number 6 in the Top 100 organisations for best EDI practice!
We were also named ‘Best Specialist College’ at the Further Education Awards for EDI practice!
Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
It is our aim to give everyone an equal chance to develop and fulfill his or her potential. We value the contribution each person can make to the College. We believe that treating people fairly is right and makes good business sense.
This means that RNC will:
- Provide appropriate, sensitive and accessible services to everyone
- Work with communities to eradicate prejudice, discrimination, harassment and negative stereotyping
- Support campaigns for fair laws which treat people equally and protect groups from discrimination
- Ensure that everybody who studies or works at the College is respected and valued
- Promote and support the use of a range of flexible working patterns to enable those working for us to balance home and work responsibilities
- Treat people fairly, irrespective of their working arrangements and develop staff and students so that they are able to reach their full potential
You can read more about the Investors in Diversity award on the National Centre for Diversity website
Single Equality Scheme
The Single Equality Scheme shows due regard to the College’s legislative responsibilities, whilst being driven by the needs of our community – the heart of which is the student body.