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College celebrates equality and diversity

10th May 2017

Staff and students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) have been invited to take part in a number of activities to celebrate equality and diversity.

College celebrates equality and diversity

The College’s Equality and Diversity Day, which will take place on Thursday 11 May at their Knutton Lane campus, will see hundreds of students celebrating equality and diversity by taking part in fun but educational quizzes, activities and talks.

Staff and students from the College will be dressing up in fancy dress as their favourite super hero or a famous equality and diversity activist that inspires them. Organised by Foundation Studies students, a number of fundraising stalls will also be open during the day where they will be raising money for a national charity by selling ice cream, sweets, badges, arts and crafts equipment, plants and more. Students will also be able get involved in African drumming workshops and at lunchtime they will treated to a traditional African drumming performance by professionals.

The College will welcome Paralympian, Ian Marsden, to their Equality and Diversity Day. Ian, who is part of the GB sprint Para-Canoe team, will provide a motivational and inspirational talk to students about his early life, his dreams and how he never gave up to achieve his goals.

Lynsey Shearsmith, Student Engagement Co-ordinator at NULC, said: “Equality and diversity is an important topic for the College. We’re keen to promote that when studying with us, everyone should be treated equally regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and age. The day is all about raising awareness and embracing everything that encompasses equality and diversity, which is part of our organisational core values.”

Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted for student support, NULC has a large team of people including Student Welfare Officers and Counsellors. The Additional Learning Support team also support students with specific learning difficulties and provide tailored support and assessments to ensure they are achieving the best of their ability.

In additional to welcoming students on its mainstream courses, the College also offers a range of courses for both young people and adults with learning difficulties/disabilities.

For more information about studying at NULC, visit, call 01782 254254 or email


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