Special week of activities shows how everyone is welcome at Hartpury

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Hartpury hosted a wide range of activities on campus to celebrate its fourth Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Week. 

Organised in conjunction with the Hartpury Students’ Union, the showcase event further demonstrated Harpury’s commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all its staff, students and visitors.

The programme of activities on campus included a Holocaust Memorial Trust Survivor webcast, adapted sports games delivered by a Cricket Disability Officer, mindfulness sessions, food from around the world and the launch of an initiative for students on the autistic spectrum.

A Question Time-style discussion about Brexit, a display focusing on mental health within the farming community and the sale of ribbons signifying different campaigns, with the proceeds going to charity, were among the other highlights.

Lesley Worsfold, Vice-Principal – Resources at Hartpury, said: “We’re absolutely committed to promoting and celebrating equality and diversity, respect and dignity for all, an accessible environment, and fostering a sense of inclusivity.

“They’re right at the heart of our Single Equality and Inclusivity Action Plan and Objectives to ensure equality of treatment regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

“Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Week reinforces the work we do throughout the year to highlight the support we can offer, the policies that we have put in place, and that everyone is an important part of the Hartpury family.”

Hartpury is a specialist educational provider with more than 3,600 college and university level students studying postgraduate and undergraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas in the areas of sport, equine, animal, agriculture and veterinary nursing.

Picture: Students at Hartpury

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