Huddersfield New College has revealed that its Equality and Diversity Week 2 has ended on a real high with the news that the Student Diversity Team has been nominated for a Jo Cox Foundation More in Common Volunteer Award.

The Student Diversity team are Ambassadors for Equality and Diversity at HNC, undertaking a wide range of roles and activities that help everyone to see why an inclusive world is a more successful one, and understand why we should all value the unique differences of ourselves and of others. 

This week they have had a busy week during HNC’s Equality and Diversity Week 2. Activities have included a celebration of Women in STEM and interactive onsite mini-lab, a Rainbow Run, Wheel or Walk with guest Sarah Dransfield from the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, a Trans-Awareness Day, a guest speaker from Amnesty International and a special ‘Street First Aid’ training session with Yorkshire Mentoring. The Proud Terriers also joined us to help hand out some rainbow laces, and students have been encouraged to discuss the meaning behind these. A number of the activities have raised money for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, the College's chosen Charity of the Year. The photo gallery below shares a few images from a very busy week. 

The Student Diversity work tirelessly to organise events and bring people together, and have celebrated the end of Equality and Diversity Week 2 with the news of their nomination for a More in Common award. The award recognises and celebrates the volunteers who work to bring people together. The team will find out if they are the winners of an award on 2nd April. 

Erika Montgomery, Director of Equality and Diversity comments: “Our special focus weeks are a real chance for us to reflect and celebrate the importance of an inclusive world, and help our students to understand and explore the different ways in which they can support this. We’ve had a fantastic week, and our Student Diversity team have worked hard to run a range of great events, so we are delighted to end our week with the news that they have been nominated for this very special award. I would like to congratulate them on this prestigious recognition of their work and their role in bringing people together at HNC and beyond.”

Equality and Diversity Week 2