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Sunderland College shortlisted for ‘Inspirational Workplace’ award

Sunderland College are delighted to be nominated in the Inspirational Workplace category at this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) North East Awards.

The awards, which were created by Sunderland based LGBTQ charitable project Rainbow Foundation, recognise the positive contributions made by individuals, organisations and groups across the region to improve the lives of members of the LGBTQ community.

Sunderland College have continuously been a supporter of LGBTQ and have previously been recognised for their hard work to create a safe learning environment for the LGBTQ community. Last year, the college won the Creating Safer Learning Spaces award.

Ryan Houston, Founder of Rainbow Foundation said:

“It’s great to see Sunderland College receive nominations in this year’s awards. It was a wonderful experience to award them with the Creating Safer Learning Spaces Award in 2017, based on their efforts to improve the space they offered to LGBTQ students. It’s great to now see them also receive nominations that recognise them as not just an outstanding education provider, but also an inspirational workplace.”

The nomination comes in unison with the college becoming a Stonewall Diversity Champion member, working alongside Stonewall to create inclusive and accepting cultures, empower staff and students to recognise the value of different perspectives and be advocates and agents of positive change.

The event will be held on the 16th of May at the colleges City Campus in Sunderland. The college looks forward to welcoming all of the nominee in May and wishes everyone the best of luck at the awards.



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