British Values

Nottingham College is positively committed to creating an inclusive environment which is free from discrimination and where there is mutual respect and equality for all.

The College is dedicated to promoting values which help to develop a strong sense of community and social and moral responsibility by:

Creating environments which are free from discrimination, intolerance, and hate
Challenging prejudice and stereotyping
Strengthening relationships by enabling and understanding of people and communities beyond our own immediate experience
Allowing people to be who they are without prejudice
Ensuring students understand the importance of respect and leave the college fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain and the world as responsible citizens.

The Department of Education has published guidance on promoting British values in education. British values are defined as:

Democracy

Everyone has a role in influencing decision making, at national, local and community level. At Nottingham College this could include students exercising their democratic influence through forums, student council, or feedback mechanisms. Students have influence for example on which charities to support, or on developing procedures to improve their experience whilst at College.

The Rule of Law

This relates to an understanding of the importance of having laws and the consequence of breaking them, accepting that no one is above the law. It is about individuals having an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as students, employees, consumers, service users and citizens in society. At Nottingham College this could include encouraging students to accept responsibility for their behaviour; enabling them to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of the country.

Individual Liberty

This relates to rights and responsibilities as citizens; the right to act, believe and express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. This requires an understanding of the balance between freedom of speech and expression and the potential negative impact on others. At College, this could include enabling students to understand the impact of their own behaviour on others and encouraging students to become responsible individuals who actively participate in their own development.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Others (such as people who hold different faiths)

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted through our systems, practices and procedures and all aspects of the student journey.


 

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Primary school pupils go to college!

20/07/2018

Nottingham College has hosted a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) day for 60 gifted and talented Year 4 pupils from Nottingham primary schools at its Basford campus.

Music students rock Spain

17/07/2018

Twenty students took part in a music tour this summer.

Basford Nursery

16/07/2018

Information about the Basford Nursery closure.

School pupils have fin-tastic time at College seafood workshop

29/06/2018

Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary knowledge and newfound fishmongering skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Sporty students ace tennis coaching

22/06/2018

More than 2,000 local primary school children benefitted from the coaching skills and experience of Nottingham College sport students at the Nottingham Mini Tennis Schools Festival recently.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the new City Hub construction

22/06/2018

We hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today alongside Wates Construction, D2N2, and Nottingham City Council, to mark the start of construction at the College’s new City Hub.

Aviation students land dream jobs at Swissport

21/06/2018

Thirteen Aviation students have begun new jobs at global airline support service company Swissport, as part of the Nottingham College Swissport training academy.

Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!

08/06/2018

 As the academic year draws to a close, the hard work of our talented creative students will be celebrated with an end of year showcase this month, which includes Media, Art and Design, Photography and Fashion.

Trainee chefs gain inspiration from the professionals

01/06/2018

Professional chefs Hira Thakur and Paul Thacker joined budding cooks at the Adams Restaurant for a special Asian-inspired evening. 

Talented students shine at Young Creative Awards

01/06/2018

Creative students are celebrating after winning Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Music, and Architecture and Design categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

Spotting the early signs of skin cancer

23/05/2018

To help celebrate Sun Awareness Week, the College teamed up with Skin Cancer charity, Skcin.

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters

23/05/2018

Carpentry students are playing a very important part in the up and coming Hoodwinked sculpture trail.

Course Moves 2018

18/05/2018

As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking

18/05/2018

Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.