Promoting Racial Equality

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we are deeply committed to promoting racial equality and ensuring that our environment is free from any form of racial discrimination. Our dedication to creating an inclusive and respectful community is reflected in our ongoing efforts to support anti-racism and decolonise the curriculum.

Commitment to Race Equality in Employment

The College is committed to improving the working lives of minority ethnic staff and to supporting staff stay in and progress in employment.

The College will:

  • Undertake an assessment of it’s understanding of racism and the structural barriers that may exist in our organisation and take actions to address these where they exist;
  • Review its recruitment procedures and practice. It will monitor, analyse and report its recruitment and selection data annually against all protected characteristics; and
  • Record and publish our ethnicity pay gap data annually.

Our Commitment to Racial Equality

  • Anti-Racist Organisation: We work closely with Radiant and Brighter to foster an anti-racist culture within our college, ensuring that all students and staff feel safe, respected, and valued.
  • Decolonising the Curriculum: We are actively engaged in decolonising our curriculum to provide a more inclusive and accurate representation of diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Building Racial Literacy: Through our collaboration with Education Scotland on the Building Racial Literacy Programme, we are enhancing our understanding and capacity to address racial issues effectively within our educational framework.

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Glasgow Kelvin College is committed to creating an environment where all individuals, regardless of race or ethnicity, can thrive. We strive to promote racial equality through our policies, practices, and partnerships, ensuring that our community is inclusive and supportive for everyone.

What we are doing

We Are

Undertaking an assessment of our understanding of racism and the structural barriers

Reviewing our recruitment procedures and practice

Record and publish our ethnicity pay gap data annually.

Important Dates

Stephen Lawrence Day - April 22

Windrush Day - June 22

Black History Month (UK) - October (entire month)

National Hate Crime Awareness Week (UK) - Second week of October (dates may vary annually)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - March 21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - May 21

International Day of Friendship - July 30

International Day for People of African Descent - August 31

International Day for Tolerance - November 16

Human Rights Day - December 10

International Migrants Day - December 18

Black History Month (UK): When: October

South Asian Heritage Month: When: July 18 to August 17

Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month: When: June

Refugee Week: When: Around World Refugee Day (June 20)

Islamophobia Awareness Month: When: November