Our Commitment

North East Scotland College’s Vision is to “transform lives and support regional development” and we are committed to providing a learning and working environment which advances equality and inclusion and where everyone is respected, valued and supported.

This ethos is supported by our values and specifically Respect and Diversity, which apply to everyone who comes to the College to learn or work.

The College has developed a set of Equality Outcomes with an associated Action Plan.  The key themes are Improving Data, Advancing Engagement, Advancing Knowledge and Improving the Experience to enable us to create an accessible and inclusive working and learning environment for staff and students across all protected characteristics.  Progress against the Equality Outcomes is reported every two years.

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Equality & Diversity in our Vision and Values

Commitment and Excellence

  • Understanding and responding to the needs of our students, staff, key stakeholders and customers
  • Being business-like and professional
  • Maintaining a clear focus on our goals and ensuring that these are achieved through effective planning and organisation
  • Achieving excellence by continually evaluating and improving our services
  • Ensuring our processes are consistent, accessible, effective and efficient

Empowerment and Engagement

  • Creating an environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged and can flourish
  • Providing clear direction, information and communication
  • Providing development opportunities to ensure that we have the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform to the best of our ability
  • Giving recognition and praise
  • Encouraging and supporting collaboration

Respect and Diversity

  • Valuing the experience and talent of all
  • Treating others with dignity and respect
  • Creating an accessible, inclusive learning and working environment
  • Being fair, open and transparent to ensure a culture of mutual trust and integrity

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