Access and Participation Statement2018-05-03T16:29:04+00:00

ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION STATEMENT

Christ the Redeemer College (CRC) is committed to access and participation by providing education that is accessible to all, that enables students to achieve and develop in their careers. CRC is committed to securing equal opportunities for all individuals; celebrating diversity and eliminating unfair discrimination in the pursuance of its mission. CRC recognises that all people are individuals and it respects diversity and values all staff, students and alumni. It believes individuals’ different experiences, cultures and perspectives better enable CRC to understand and add value to what it does. In exercising its policies, procedures and other functions, CRC has due regard to its duties under the Equality Act 2010.

CRC welcomes students from all backgrounds and we are committed to meeting the needs of all students including those in under-represented groups. We seek to widen participation of learners from areas of deprivation and lower socio-economic groups, students with disabilities, ethnic minorities and other groups who are under-represented in higher education.

Our entry criteria
Our admissions arrangements aim to assess applicants from all backgrounds fairly, so that we may admit those most able to benefit from studying with us. Our entry criteria are clear, transparent and accessible and we are committed to fair access and participation in higher education for under-represented groups.

Our application process
We are committed to making our application process fair and transparent and one which minimises barriers for applicants. Prior-learning and achievement are considered at application alongside individual learning needs. Interviews are conducted to assess whether the applicant is suitable for their chosen programme. For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications advice is available on how to gain the necessary skills so that a future application will be successful.

Tutorials and additional support
A key part of our strategy is to provide tutorial support. This may be via a timetabled session or via the virtual learning environment to which all students have access. We provide all students with study skills support via a specific taught module, on-line resources and tutorials. Students are supported throughout their studies and also supported to progress to a higher qualification is they so desire.

Our open-door policy
CRC seeks to be a supportive learning environment. The open-door policy means that students can easily gain access to discuss any needs or issues with the Rector, his deputy or head of department.