Equality and Diversity Scoops National Award For Edinburgh College
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
on behalf of Edinburgh College
The college scooped the Equality and Diversity award at Scotland’s Colleges Annual Awards for its campaign to raise awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) youth community.
Myra McCabe, Head of Student Services at Edinburgh College, said: “I’m delighted to see Edinburgh College win its first award – less than two months since we were created.
“Edinburgh College is the first Scottish college to launch this kind of initiative and for the campaign to be recognised at a national level is a significant milestone as we believe it can grow and help many people in their constant battles for acceptance.”
Planning is underway for next year’s LGBT History Month event and the college is examining whether the lessons learned from this approach can be used to address and discuss other issues of Equality and Diversity.