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College News 15Aug 2014

Hartpury first college in county to scoop national equality award

Hartpury first college in county to scoop national equality award

Hartpury has become the first Gloucestershire-based college to be nationally recognised by the Equality Standard for their commitment to equality and diversity.

The specialist land-based, sports and equestrian centre has been awarded the Equality Gold Standard Award thanks to its continued promotion of equality and diversity within the workplace. The award is designed to help organisations like Hartpury to embed equality in their daily activities.

Hartpury’s HR Manager, Vicky McBride, said: “We completed a detailed portfolio of evidence to show we had met the criteria and we also had an assessor visit the college to talk to some of our staff and witness our innovative practices first-hand.”

The college need to show that its policies and procedures actively promote equality, that its business and leadership has commitment to equality and that it continues to promote a diverse culture.

Equality North East’s Head of Operations, Andrea Johnson, delivered the good news to the college. She said: “Hartpury College has worked extremely hard to achieve the Equality Standard Gold Award and their commitment to equality and diversity is apparent in their Single Equality Action Plan as well as their Equality and Diversity objectives.

“Both of these are reviewed every two months and fed back to the Senior Management Team but also cascaded throughout the organization, which ensures all staff and students are aware not only of equality and diversity but also what is being done to achieve it.

“The lessons delivered to students are differentiated and include role models like women in agriculture and external speakers from places such as Riding for the Disabled.

“Furthermore, supporting students are from all over the world impacts positively on equality and diversity by bringing different cultural experiences to the college, students, staff and local community.”

Hartpury will continue to be assessed against the Equality Standard and will be reviewed again in 2016.

06 Dec 2016 College News

Hark the Hartpury angels sing! Primary pupils sing loud and proud to put college in the Christmas spirit

There was a feast of festive cheer at Hartpury today (December 6th) as local schoolchildren sung their hearts out to Hartpury staff and students at a special Christmas Carol Service.


21 Nov 2016 College News

Physical Education and School Sports students no longer need Sat Navs!

Physical Education and School Sports students from Hartpury University Centre have recently completed their Silver National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS).

18 Nov 2016 College News

Hartpury pitches in and forks out to help City Farm change children’s lives

Hartpury has been pitching in and forking out to help a local charity change the lives of young people in Gloucester and open their eyes to a world of new opportunities.

11 Nov 2016 College News

Hartpury remembers…standing room only for Remembrance Day Service

It was standing room only as students and staff remembered the fallen at Hartpury College’s annual Remembrance Day Service today.