WM College is proud of its diversity and recognises the value that this brings to college life. The College embraces and celebrates the differences between people, recognising the strengths and benefits of a diverse, inclusive society, workforce and student body. In the spirit of its early supporters, who have included F D Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ford Maddox Brown, Walter de la Mare and Octavia Hill, the College believes that education should be available to all sections of society, providing an inclusive working and learning environment for learners and staff, so that all may develop their full potential.
The College is committed to providing the highest quality academic and working environment, where all staff, learners, visitors and contractors are employed, welcomed, respected and treated in a fair manner that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Subject to statutory provisions, no one shall be treated less favourably because of race (including ethnicity, colour, national/ethnic origins and nationality), sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief/non-belief, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, maternity/paternity or pregnancy, political belief, social status or career status.
The College is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its activities, through the development of fair and equitable policies, procedures, academic programme of study, courses, training and development programmes, which are consistently applied and regularly monitored. We encourage and promote an inclusive approach that treats colleagues, learners, and other service users with respect.
The College will meet all statutory obligations under relevant legislation and, where appropriate, anticipate future legal requirements.
The College is currently reviewing its Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Action Plan which will be available shortly.