Julia Belgutay

Be loud and proud on LGBT support

Given that colleges are great at promoting equality and inclusion, they are curiously reluctant to shout it from the rooftops

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Most people who work in further education would like to think of themselves, and the institutions they work in, as open, tolerant and inclusive.

This is crucial, considering the role they play in the lives of their students – with college the first place where many young people get to “be themselves”. In particular, this applies for many students in the LGBT community.

And, of course, there will be members of the LGBT community among the college staff, too. Colleges have to work hard to make sure that both students and staff feel welcome, respected and accepted in the FE community. And there ...

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