Equality & Diversity

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

Milton Keynes College is committed to a culture which is fully inclusive, embracing difference, challenging prejudice and believing in justice.  The College fosters a supportive, creative, self-critical and reflective community that promotes personal and professional development for all its members.

These attitudes have been tested and endorsed by external bodies, including the re-accreditation of the Investors in Diversity award in July 2012.  At the MK Equality Council’s Diamond Jubilee Awards night in December 2012 the College won both the Education and Overall prizes.

This proud record is being built upon all the time.  An action plan is in place to continually improve standards of equality and diversity.  To learn more, see “Our Policies and Procedures”.

Did you know?

The coloured design on the new reception building at Chaffron Way spells Milton Keynes College in braille.  The idea came about after consultation with students.

MK College in Braille

What does Diversity mean to our students?

Read our Diversity poster to find out what our students had to say.

Diversity Poster

Activities / Groups

The following events, groups and activities form part of everyday life at Milton Keynes College:

  • Equal Access Form
  • Anti-Hate Crime Reporting Centre
  • Culture Week
  • Disability Awareness Week
  • Welcome Fair
  • Working in Partnership - Equal Choices
  • Website accessibility for students with disabilities
  • Student of the Year
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History month activities
  • Promoting Diversity and Disability Awareness
  • Citizenship month
  • Interfaith group
  • Counselling Service
  • International Student Advisor (includes diversity support)
  • Specifically-adapted student survey for ESOL and LDD students
  • Community liaison for ethnicity and disability
  • Student Council
  • NUS Student Union
  • Staff Governor
  • Nursery Facilities
  • Late enrolment/progression process
  • Criminal convictions disclosure policy
  • Supported Entry for 'at risk' learner.
Need more information?

Anna Henderson, Executive Director Improvement and Innovation and Lindsey Styles, Director of Organisation Effectiveness lead the College equality and diversity team.

If you would like to discuss an equality and diversity issue, please telephone 01908 684422 or email anna.henderson@mkcollege.ac.uk. Alternatively, please telephone 01908 684588 or email lindsey.styles@mkcollege.ac.uk.

Link to MK Observatory for inclusivity, diversity and equality stats and research info for the Milton Keynes region.

Download Our Policy & Procedures