Equality and Inclusion

Equality and you

Think Equality, Do Equality:

Recognising and valuing differences 


The College is committed to advancing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its activities and aims to establish a culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity and respect.  This means we seek to ensure all students, staff, external partners and visitors of the College have an experience free from discrimination on the basis of the following:


  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief 
  • sex
  • sexual orientation


We encourage all at Ayrshire College to respect and embrace individual differences as we believe these are to be celebrated - diversity brings many benefits to the College community as well as the local communities in Ayrshire and beyond. 








Equality Hub

//words and meanings


Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 brought together lots of different legislation under one act with the purpose of making equality laws clearer and stronger.  


Protected Characteristics 

This Act introduced a new law called the Public Sector Equality Duty which refers to individuals or groups who share the same characteristics such as age, gender, religion or belief and sexual orientation as protected characteristics. 


In Scotland this duty says that public authorities such as colleges must think about how they can make things fairer for different groups. 


Further information can be found on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) website


//What's on

Student Calendar Aug 2014-June 2015

Staff Calendar Aug 2014-June 2015


February 2016/LGBT History Month


 January 2016/Holocaust Memorial Day


October 2015/Black History Month