Equality and diversity

The Manchester College aims to be one of the best organisations for equality and diversity. To achieve this, we:

  • create a good and welcoming environment where people can learn and work
  • treat all people fairly and give them all an equal chance to learn
  • encourage people from different backgrounds to continue to learn during their life
  • adhere to legislation and associated regulations, and support legal requirements in our policies and procedures
  • reflect our commitment to equality and diversity in all of our policies, courses and work
  • work proactively to combat discrimination and encourage equality of treatment or outcomes

The Manchester College emphasises inclusiveness, openness and fairness, offering a positive outlook on the many differences, as well as similarities, that can affect how people interact with each other in the workplace or classroom. We value the abilities and skills that all individuals bring to the college.

Our courses, services and employment opportunities are available to everyone regardless of:

  • gender,
  • race,
  • disability,
  • physical ability,
  • mental capability,
  • education,
  • sexual orientation,
  • religious belief,
  • values,
  • age,
  • personality,
  • experiences
  • and culture.

This list is not exhaustive.


Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2012-13

Meeting Your Learning Needs

The Manchester College is committed to promoting and supporting learning for each individual. If you have a disability of any kind please let us know as soon as possible. We can then make any reasonable adjustments to support you in your time at college.

Information for students with disabilities

There is disability support information on our website for: