On the left is Mohammed Ramzan and on the right is Graham Hasting-Evans, Managing Director at the Open College Network.
John Ruskin College, the first College in the country to have achieved the Leaders in Diversity accreditation, in 2013, walked away from the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2016 (Wednesday 20th January) in Birmingham with several notable mentions and awards.
Principal, Mohammed Ramzan achieved the prestigious award of Principal of the year as well as being shortlisted in the category of most inspiring individual of the Year 2016. To round it off, the College was also placed in the top 100 organisations that the National Centre for Diversity works with.
Mohammed Ramzan said, “I am very proud of these achievements as this a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our Staff, Students and Governors who have been part of this journey. We are an inclusive College with the focus on Learner success which is central to everything we do. We are delighted that the National Centre for Diversity has recognised the achievements of John Ruskin College.”
The National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards aims to celebrate commitment and shining examples of excellent work around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity, Solat Chaudhry, commented: “I am incredibly pleased that we have been able to recognise Mohammed‘s dedication and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and offer my sincere congratulations on his receiving the Principal of the Year 2016 award, and for being shortlisted for the Most Inspiring Individual of the Year award.”
The National Centre for Diversity aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices. Its goal is to positively influence beliefs, attitudes, behaviour and conduct towards issues surrounding EDI.