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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Edinburgh College is committed to equality of opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. We are committed to providing an inclusive ethos and environment, where everyone feels welcome, supported and respected.

We believe that, as an employer and public body, we can play a leading part in the promotion of equality and diversity more widely. We recognise that equality of access to education is crucial in unlocking many significant opportunities in life.

We aim to help remove barriers and advance equality for groups who experience disadvantage in our society.

If you would like further information about any of the College’s EDI initiatives, please email


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Diversity Calendar

Our diversity calendar includes a mixture of religious festivals as well as equality, diversity and inclusion-related events and key dates.

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Equality Newsletters

The Equality Newsletter brings you the latest equality news and developments at Edinburgh College, such as updates to policies, initiatives and training. Anyone at the College is welcome to contribute to this newsletter, please contact for more information.

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Armed Forces Covenant – Edinburgh College was awarded the Silver Award in 2022.

Armed Forces Covenant – Edinburgh College was awarded the Silver Award in 2022.

Disability Confident

Disability Confident - Edinburgh College was awarded the Level 2 Disability Confident Employer by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Team in November 2023.

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Black Leadership Group – Edinburgh College was the first college in Scotland to be affiliated with Black Leadership Group in 2022.

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LGBT Youth LGBT Charter – Edinburgh College was awarded the Foundations Award by LGBT Youth in 2022.