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Advancing equality and diversity in universities and colleges


The British Racing School

Equality and diversity in the horseracing industry

Keywords: Age, Horseracing, Race, Religion and belief, Sex, Sexual orientation, Work-based learning

Region: East region

Aims

The project aimed to make equality and diversity relevant to the school’s learners by putting it in the context of the horseracing industry.

The project aimed to achieve this by creating a film featuring people working in the horseracing industry who have different protected characteristics and be used as a teaching tool and shown to all learners on traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.

Outcomes

Learners have grasped the notion that they will encounter people representing all the 9 protected characteristics in their future work environment just by having used this film in a classroom session.

It is hoped that once they enter the workplace that their tolerance and embracing of difference will spread to their colleagues.

The film will be shared with partner colleges: The Northern Racing College and The National Stud so that more young people in the racing industry are reached more quickly.

Resources

Equality Video

Project team

Main contact: Carol Bramhill: carol.bramhill@brs.org.uk