Equality & Diversity

The College seeks to promote equality and diversity, and the prevention of discrimination in all aspects of its activities. Action taken by the College includes:

  • courses and services for those with particular needs
  • a nursery
  • access to buildings, facilities and resources for those with restricted mobility
  • assessment of the needs of students with learning difficulties/and or disabilities in order to provide reasonable support
  • a theme week where students can explore issues of equality and celebrate diversity
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service and a quiet room for prayer/meditation
  • assessment and support if you have a learning difficulty or disability. Ask for a copy of our Disability Statement for further information
Shakil Akbar

Shakil Akbar won a Dudley Youth Award for Overcoming Adversity.

Partially sighted, Shakil studied the Level 3 in Business after progressing from Levels 1 and 2. Highly independent, he came to college unaided and was a valued member of the Student Union. Shakil also volunteered at Open Days and spent time helping other students.

Shakil Akbar

Megan Smith

Megan Smith met Prince Harry after winning a Well Child Award for being an inspirational young person.

Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of three, she was told that she would never walk again. Aged seven, she had an accident with an electric chair leading to many painful procedures.

While studying at College she also ran an online business making celebration cakes.

Megan Smith

LGBT Poster Campaign

Graphics students were challenged to create posters in a campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender tolerance and awareness. Daniyal Khan and Serena Henderson were awarded first place.

Halesowen College is a best practice centre through the Educate & Celebrate programme.

LGBT Poster Campaign