Equality and Diversity

Novus is committed to providing an environment where everyone is valued as an individual and where learners and colleagues can work, learn, flourish and develop their skills and knowledge in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

We are committed to working in an inclusive way with all the communities in which we are geographically located and to developing a workforce and learner community that reflects the UK’s rich diversity and vibrancy. 

Our commitments: 

  • We stand against racism 
  • We promote inclusion and quality 
  • We celebrate difference 
  • We educate against discrimination and hate. 
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion and belief
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Cultural and economic background
  • Access to education
  • Physical and social environment
  • Health
  • Get rid of discrimination and harassment
  • Promote good relations amongst people who are different
  • Reduce disadvantage and advance equality of opportunity
  • Meet people’s needs regardless of their differences
  • Assess how effective our functions and policies are with regard to race, disability and gender in particular
  • Collect data and information to give a clear picture of equality and diversity, and include learner feedback