London Institute of Business & Technology is committed to foster a culture where our learners, staff members and visitors understand and embrace the principles and practices of equality and diversity.
We seek to ensure that all individuals are able to maximise their potential and do not face any unfair barriers. The management shall not tolerate any discriminatory behaviour with respect to any of the following protected characteristics of Equality.
- Religion or belief
- Marital status
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and Maternity
We shall continually develop strategies and procedures to tackle varying forms of discrimination, unfair treatment and barriers for equality.
These will broadly fit into the following categories:
- Direct discrimination – where a person is not treated equally due to any of the categories listed above.
- Indirect discrimination – where a requirement, situation or condition, which is applied for all groups, has an adverse effect on one or more groups.
- Harassment – where someone is subjected to unwanted conduct, i.e. unwelcome sexual attention or racial harassment.
- Victimisation – where someone is treated less favourable due to action taken against others.
- Segregation – where someone is segregated due to his or her beliefs, attitudes or opinions.
3. Roles and responsibilities
It is the duty of all individuals and groups within our organisation to avoid discriminatory practices themselves, and to condone and discourage discriminatory practices of others.
We encourage reporting of instances of discrimination. We provide a confidential process by which all discriminatory matters can be dealt with by means of the formal Grievance Procedures.
There shall be a designated Senior Manager who is responsible for monitoring Equality and Diversity. He/she is the point of contact for those who may wish to discuss any discriminatory practice informally in the first instance.
We shall communicate Equality and Diversity in a variety of forms to all staff, learners, potential applicants (staff and learners), contractors and collaborative partners. We shall take action against anyone who is in breach of the Equality and Diversity Policy.
We shall offer equal access to all our courses and shall encourage the recruitment of students from the widest possible audience both nationally and internationally.
We shall also offer flexibility of access to the curriculum by enabling students to enrol for both units of programmes and full awards. This shall be reinforced by:
- Marketing literature which is produced for all courses
- An admissions process which is sensitive and supportive to the needs of all students
- An enrolment process, which provides for assessment of learning support for those students who may have special needs.
Regarding the curriculum, student progress and achievement shall be monitored by the course review process to ensure that equality of opportunity has taken place.
All students shall be made aware of the Equality and Diversity Policy via the induction process and its inclusion in the Student Handbook, which shall be produced for each course.
All materials used for distance learning study and assessment shall be subject to evaluation prior to issue to make sure that they do not contain anything which could be considered discriminatory or offensive to individual students or groups.
5. Documentation relevant to Equality and Diversity
- Admissions Procedures
- Induction Procedures
- Assessment Policy
- Grievance Procedure
- Complaints Procedure
- Assessment Policy
- Staff Development Policy
- Accreditation to Prior Learning (APL) Procedures
- Unit Evaluation Forms
- Academic Appeals Policy
Last updated on May 23, 2023 by LIBT Policy Committee
Approved by: Sesiri Pathirane – Board of Directors
Company Name: London Institute of Business & Technology Limited
Company Address: The Nunnery, Old Castletown Road, Douglas, IM2 1QB, Isle of Man, British Isles.
Date for the subsequent policy review: May 22, 2024