At Southport College, we are passionate about equality and diversity, ensuring that we are inclusive and supportive of all students and we are proud to support the LGBT+ community.

Safe & Supportive Environment

We are committed to creative a safe and nurturing environment so all of our students can thrive and fulfil their potential. This means valuing diversity and promoting and implementing equality of opportunity in all of the activities and services that we provide to staff, students and visitors to the College. We aim to provide the conditions which encourage everyone to participate in learning and actively combat harassment and bullying. We value the diversity of all individuals who study or work with us and the contribution they make to the success of the College

Rainbow Flag Award

We received the full award on January 28th 2020, recognising our commitment to supporting our LGBT+ community. Click here to find out more about our Rainbow Flag Award.

LGBT+ student group

There is a dedicated LGBT+ student group and the College recruits LGBT+ Student Ambassadors each academic year who support Open Events and LGBT+ visibility event across the year.

Support for parents and carers

Each academic year College host three parent/carer LGBT+ information evenings.

For more information, please contact Vickie Hayes on 01704 392872 or

Access our college policies

View our policies related to Equality & Diversity by visiting our Policies & Statements page.

What to expect as a student

Student Support

Whatever support you need; we have dedicated support teams available to help you while you study with us.


At Southport College we want your time at College to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. In order to ensure this, keeping you safe is our top priority.

Equality & Diversity

Southport College is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities to all.