Equality & Diversity

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What Equality & Diversity means to MK College

Milton Keynes College welcomes people from all backgrounds and communities to visit, work or study with us. We are committed to a fully inclusive culture, embracing difference, challenging prejudice and believing in justice. We are a supportive, creative and reflective community that promotes personal and professional development for everyone that walks through our doors.

We were so pleased to achieve national recognition from the National Centre for Diversity for our work to embed equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation. Please take the time to read more about our Leaders in Diversity award.

Best wishes,

Dr Julie Mills OBE,
CEO & Group Principal

 

Students

Milton Keynes is a diverse and vibrant community and our learners reflect this; Black and Minority Ethnic students make up a third of our student population. We also have a significant number (over 12%) of students with a learning or physical disability.

Tailored support is always student-focused to support and celebrate what makes us different as well as everything we share. In practical terms, this approach includes a dedicated Student Support Team, achieving Refugee Welcome Schools accreditation and supporting the inaugural Pride:MK.

As well as our campus teaching programme in Milton Keynes, we also deliver courses in prison locations across England. In 2018/19 we worked with 30,000 offender learners to improve their personal skills and self-belief with the ultimate aim of building careers within custody or finding employment on release. More about our successes in prison education can be found here.

 

Staff

Milton Keynes College is one of the biggest employers in the area; we’re proud of our range of career opportunities and how we support our diverse staff team.

Please read on if you’re interested in finding out what it’s like to work at MK College, why you should consider a career with us and see our current vacancies.

 

College

Having taught over 200,000 learners since we were established in 1982, we have developed an excellent network of community links in the area. As well as these civic relationships, our campus buildings are at the heart of the communities we serve. Our aim is for them to be a focus for sharing skills and resources in line with our ethos of ‘transforming lives through learning’.

With a history of almost 40 years’ in Milton Keynes, we are excited to continue to drive investment in the area. In 2018 we submitted a transformative bid to launch an Institute of Technology (IoT) at the historic Bletchley Park which will teach a new generation of learners about all things digital. An incredible group of partners, including Microsoft, KPMG and Cranfield University, are working together to put together a curriculum based entirely around the real needs of business.

Diversity is built into the foundation of the IoT with ambitious targets to ensure this new offer creates opportunities for all - not just those 'traditionally' working in the digital sector.

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