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As a higher education institute, we’re here to make a difference.
Our goal is to make higher education an inclusive and open space, offering all people, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to define and pursue success through education. Whether that means enrolling with us as a student, or working with us as a member of staff, no one should ever feel disadvantaged or dismissed.
That’s why we’re continually building relationships and collaborating with like-minded organisations to knock down the barriers keeping people out. See more about what we’ve been up to below and keep an eye out for future projects.
At Bloomsbury Institute your potential to succeed, not your past, is what defines your future.
With the help of Unlock, we became the first higher education institute to Ban the Box for both staff and students, no longer asking anyone who wants to study or work with us to disclose past criminal convictions. Read more on our blog.
We are also one of the first institutes to sign Unlock’s fair chance pledge – pledging our commitment to offering a fair chance to students with a criminal record.
We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation and we are committed to providing veterans and their families with the same access to higher education as any other citizen.
We actively encourage and support those entering higher education, and continue this support throughout and after their studies. Find out what we’ve pledged in our covenant.
In the workplace
We are committed to equality through all that we do, starting within the workplace.
As an employer we not only treat all employees fairly, but we are dedicated to building and instilling a culture that is open and inclusive. We believe this is what makes Bloomsbury Institute so diverse.
Our inclusive recruitment practices are recognised by Disability Confident and we constantly improve how we attract and recruit disabled workers.
We are committed to supporting the mental wellbeing of all our staff and creating a supportive and open culture where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently.
We believe our staff should be paid a salary that meets the costs of living. We pay the London Living Wage instead of the National Minimum Wage.
We are members of Smarter London SME – removing any barriers for people with disabilities who work with us.