The Northern College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all who learn, live and work here. Each learner and member of staff has a part to play in creating a community in which everyone feels comfortable and valued. The College will not tolerate any form of behaviour or activity that discriminates on the grounds of age, colour, disability, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and previous criminal convictions. We will actively strive to remove barriers to equality of opportunity and achievement and combat conditions that place anyone at a disadvantage. Further information can be found in the College's 'Equal Opportunities Policy'.