Equality pays off for college

Alex Kiriakos, shearing a sheep for the Queen, at Myerscough College.
Alex Kiriakos, shearing a sheep for the Queen, at Myerscough College.
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A Preston college has become one of only a handful to receive a major national diversity award.

Myerscough College, in Bilsborrow, has officially been declared a leading provider in equality, diversity and inclusion in the education sector after achieving the prestigious Stage Three ‘Leaders in Diversity’ award.

Alison Robinson, vice-principal at Myerscough College

Alison Robinson, vice-principal at Myerscough College

On top of that the institution has seen the Ofsted Good rating renewed and the college’s veterinary department has received national honours.

The Investors in Diversity Award is recognised as much more than just a highly prized and prestigious quality mark.

Myerscough vice principal Alison Robinson said: “We have worked exceptionally hard over the past three years to advance and promote equality, diversity and inclusion both within our own college and the wider further education sector. This has included a significant number of changes to our operations.”

She added “Every member of staff has contributed to our Leaders in Diversity journey by making Myerscough a warm, friendly, inclusive and harmonious place to work, live and study.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have finally received our Stage 3 award by the National Centre for Diversity.”

Alson said: “Only a handful of colleges nationally have achieved the Leaders in Diversity kitemark and as a college we are absolutely committed to continuing to make sure that Myerscough is a great place to work and study for all our staff and students where everyone is listened to, respected and valued.”

She said that equality, diversity and inclusion is an important issue.