College placed 16th in national diversity index

Old Mill Lane campus

Old Mill Lane campus

Barnsley College has been listed at number 16 in the National Centre for Diversity’s (NCFD) top 100 index.

The top 100 index covers the UK’s private, public and third sectors, employing thousands of people across the country, and celebrates the contributions of the most committed people and organisations which promote Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE).

Now in its fourth year, the index is put together as a result of a survey sent to all employees from companies that work towards the NCFD’s Investors in Diversity or Leaders in Diversity accreditations. An algorithm is then used to benchmark the organisations and compile the index.

Yiannis Koursis, Acting Principal of Barnsley College, said: “We at Barnsley College pride ourselves on providing students and staff with an inclusive and diverse environment in which to learn and work. We are delighted that our commitment to making the College open to people of all backgrounds and cultures has been recognised at the NCFD awards.”

NCFD Chief Executive Solat Chaudhry added: “The inspiring organisations that make the Top 100 demonstrate excellent levels of employee retention and recruitment and clearly demonstrate how they value and respect the people that work for them.”

Last updated: 11th February 2019

Originally posted on: 11th February 2019