Equality and Diversity

Freedom to bring yourself to college

Our college is committed to ensuring that your experience is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation and is an environment where you will be treated with respect and dignity.

We celebrate everyone, irrespective of their race, colour, disability, age, religion, belief, gender or sexual orientation.

Ours is a culture of equality and diversity. Equality means that everyone will get a fair chance and diversity means that your differences will be respected and embraced. It is important to us that you receive the support you need to enable you to fully participate in your course and are able to become involved I all aspects of college life.

You will study in a vibrant, inclusive environment where everyone’s contribution and individuality is valued. 

Finally, we believe that embracing different cultures brings real benefits for everyone, as well as opportunities to learn from one another, share ideas, improve lives and develop rewarding careers. 


Disability Confident Committed

Disability Confident Committed logo

South Essex College is certified as Disability Confident Committed.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people