Equality and Diversity

Students contribute to our Diversity Matters tree in reception.Students contribute to our Diversity Matters tree in reception.

The College celebrates and values the diversity brought to it by all members of the community and is committed to providing a supportive, creative and inspiring environment that enables all members of its community to celebrate success and achieve their full potential.

The College aims to ensure that everyone is equally valued and treats one another with respect and dignity. We are committed to creating a positive learning and working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation and place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

The College Equality and Diversity Committee monitors our commitment with a diverse cross-college membership comprising of senior management, teaching and support staff, students and representatives from the Governors and Corporation.

Equality and Diversity in student life

In addition to fulfilling its legal obligations, Shrewsbury College actively promotes awareness of an inclusive society through its students’ work in a variety of initiatives, learning materials and events that include Black History Month, Anti-bullying Week, International Women's Day, Holocaust Memorial Day and Mental Health Awareness Week.


Students organise a variety of events and displays, like this one for International Women's Day, with a competition to identify famous women.

Overcoming Adversity Awards 2015

Students at the Overcoming Adversity Awards 2015Every year the College holds VQ Day which is a celebration of vocational achievement and the benefits of practical, technical and vocational learning. As part of this event the College Equality & Diversity Committee, in partnership with the Corporation, hosted the Annual Overcoming Adversity Awards. 

The Awards provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those students who have overcome obstacles and risen to achieve at the College. This year, Certificates of Achievement were awarded to 8 students, with 2 receiving Commended Awards. This annual event is an important part of the College’s programme to celebrate and recognise diversity.

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