We believe unlawful discrimination is never okay.

Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation.  

Unlawful discrimination is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University's Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

  • What is discrimination? It might be useful to think about what constitues unlawful discrimination.
  • To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • A member of the Welfare Team.  A WARM can  talk you through the College's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence.
  • Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the College‚Äôs Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from a member of the Welfare Team. If you choose to talk to a WARM, they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
  • College Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the College against a student or a member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow. https://www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/college/comments-complaints-%26-compliments
Get Support 
  • Find out what support is available if you think you have been discriminated against.
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