Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) It's important to us at Fircroft that all of our students feel supported and comfortable when choosing to study here. We pride ourselves on offering a learning environment which supports the equality, diversity and inclusion of all students. EDI Calendar Our Fircroft EDI Calendar is where you can keep up to date on all of the exciting activities available to current students and members of the public. These activities are a great way to meet new people whilst studying and perhaps learn something new outside of your course. These activities will be updated once the college reopens, however, we still have a range of online events students can get involved in on our Events page EDI Champion EDI is a topic that is very personal all individuals and therefore we believe it is important to have trained staff members to listen to any concerns a student may have. Meet Arfan Hussain Arfan's role surrounds supporting the inclusion of all students within the college. The purpose of the Equality Champion role is: To be an 'impartial listener' and respond appropriately about matters relating to equality diversity and inclusion. To act as a 'critical friend of the college', with an objective eye. The role of the Equality Champion is to compliment other process within the college. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns relating to EDI within the college then please don't hesitate to contact Arfan at : [email protected] where your matter will be addressed as soon as possible. A Message from Arfan “I have always worked in roles that have involved supporting others to improve the quality of their lives and overcome barriers. I totally believe in the work of charities and support they provide, hence, having spent the majority of my working life with charities.At Fircroft College, I have been working within the Student Services Support team and became more involved with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, as the Equality Champion, in 2017. I believe, that the role of Equality Champion at the college is a privilege, as well as being exciting and challenging. It provides the opportunity to promote Equality Diversity and Inclusion, an area that I truly respect and defend". “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall"- Confucius. EDI Policy Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy Social Justice EDI and social justice go hand in hand at the college, please click here to read how we are continuously working to support all students to create a learning environment for all.