British Council international award - Southern Regional College Case Study

Southern Regional College, through its international programme, proactively promotes social inclusion and reconciliation within our student body as well as supporting the integration of migrants.

This practice is innovative as it challenges sectarianism and racism which still often exist in N. Ireland through the vehicle of Erasmus + projects. Our international programme promotes social inclusion and reconciliation and develops student’s capacity to engage in community relations at home and within an International setting.

A positive impact of this initiative has been that students have embedded the values of inclusion, integration and cultural diversity. Students from N. Ireland have learned to respect each other despite perceived barriers. This initiative has also benefited new migrant communities who have settled in N. Ireland and across Europe.

Through this innovative initiative exemplar teaching materials, resources and new ways of working have been developed and embedded. This is part of a whole college approach to the promotion of an inclusive and inspiring learning and teaching environment, to enable all of our students to achieve their full potential.

The college continues to demonstrate a commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality and social inclusion through this innovative international initiative.