Huddersfield New College achieved 'Leaders in Diversity Level 3' in 2014 and again, for the second time, in 2016

Huddersfield New College encourages, celebrates and values the diversity of all those who make up our community. 

We aim to ensure that everyone within our community is treated fairly, with respect and dignity, and we will actively seek to eliminate any form of inequality or discrimination on campus and in all aspects of our work. 

We celebrate equality and diversity and we do not tolerate discrimination against any individual or group of people.  We are committed to promoting equality on grounds of the protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are a sixth-form college committed to enabling individual students to achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive environment. We welcome applications for study and employment from all individuals, regardless of any protected characteristic as defined in the Equality Act 2010 and socio-economic background.

The College’s commitment to equality and diversity is set out in our Equal Opportunities Policy and associated action plans. Our staff, students and governors are all central to achieving our equality and diversity aims and ensuring our college is a pleasant, supportive and safe environment in which to study and work.

The College achieved Leaders in Diversity at Level 3 in December 2014 and we were successfully reaccredited for this prestigious award in December 2016.  Our dedication to achieving and retaining this award is testimony to the importance of embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into all of our practices.

Our equality and diversity aims are also at the heart of the College’s mission which is:

"To provide high quality education for all, in a friendly, supportive and diverse learning environment."

For further information on the College’s approach to equality and diversity, please contact Zoe Shackleton or Erika Montgomery using our online contact form.


Meet the Diversity Champions!

Higher row (left to right); Receptionist, Matt Burton, Gary Eastwood, Drew Norbury, Zoe Shackleton

Lower row (left to right); Alicia Holdsworth, Erika Montgomery, Jess Law, Emma Fisher, Anna Fletcher


The images below illustrate some quotations from our students and partners.

Quotes about equality and diversity from our partners
Throughout the year, we hold many events and training sessions to promote our values of Equality and Diversity. Take a look at our gallery below to see what we've been up to!

E & D


Photo and video gallery
Every student will work closely with a Progress Tutor who they will meet on a weekly basis either in a group tutorial session or a one-to-one session. Together, you will monitor your progress. This will allow you to identify your academic strengths and areas for further academic development, to ensure that you achieve your potential. Your Progress Tutor will also help you to make important decisions about life after college. In tutorial sessions you will complete your UCAS application or research suitable employment opportunities (including apprenticeships), dependent on your personal future goals.

Here you can view videos from some of our various events where our approach to Equality and Diversity was celebrated!

Take a look at our guide for students.

Find out more

Find out more about Equality and Diversity, including our policies and procedures, here.