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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment

Equality, diversity and inclusion form one of the core values of Myerscough College, 'Opportunities for all to succeed'.

We are an open, inclusive and welcoming College where equality and diversity are promoted and celebrated and where discrimination and harassment is challenged. We encourage positive behaviour and challenge all forms of negative behaviour and ideas.

Myerscough College believes in providing opportunities for all to succeed. This means making sure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and fully embrace the FREDIE principles of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement to advance equality.

Our commitment sets high expectations of conduct and behaviours all of our staff, students and stakeholders. 

Myerscough College not only fulfils its legal position in relation to current and future equality legislation, but additionally, goes beyond compliance in providing and promoting opportunities for all, free from any aspect of discrimination, harassment or victimisation. 

Myerscough College advances FREDIE amongst our partners including our supply chain. We have inclusive procurement practices and use our procurement function to influence good FREDIE practices in our supply chain. We set clear expectations and make it clear that we will only work with suppliers who share our commitment to FREDIE

We are extremely proud to have achieved and be recognised for our Leaders in Diversity status and have been recognised as being a Disability Confident and Mindful employer. We continue to strive to advance equality and are committed to continue to be Leaders in Diversity and work towards the Disability Confident Leader scheme. 

Our Equality Objectives:

  1. Develop a College-wide culture which actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion
  2. Ensure a positive inclusive student learning and social experience through equality of opportunity and the celebration of diversity
  3. Ensure an inclusive approach to the staff experience which promotes equality and diversity and provide a positive working environment

EDI Documents

Transgender Student Guidelines

Transgender Student for Young People Handbook

Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

FREDIE Annual Report 2022-23

SEN and Disability Local Offer

Inclusive Learning Policy

What is equality?

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.

Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of these areas. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

What is diversity?

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people's differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

Click on the links below to find out more about the Equality Act and protected characteristics.

Web Accessibility

Myerscough College is committed to making our website as accessible as possible. To achieve this, we follow the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines on accessibility (part of W3C, the Worldwide Web Consortium), and are working to achieve level 3 accessibility. For the full specifications see:


We will continue to work to make the site more accessible and we welcome any comments. Please forward your comments about our website to


The following are websites which we have found extremely useful in our accessibility research:

  • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
  • Royal National Institute of the Blind
  • TechDis
  • Foundation for Assistive Technology

How we use the act to ensure our procedures, processes and activities are fair.

Equality Act 2010

The College has signed the Mindful Employer Charter which confirms our commitment to be Positive about the Mental Health of our staff. This is a voluntary agreement to work towards supporting staff and improving their working experience. The Wellbeing team will consider this as part of the Well-being strategy and action plan.

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