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Student welfare

Equal opportunities

The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals recognises that discrimination is deeply embedded in our way of life. To this end, the School is fully committed to becoming an Equal Opportunities employer and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination.

In order to achieve this, the School will not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of:

  • Sex
  • Colour
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Creed
  • Ethnic or national origin
  • Religion
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Trade Union activities
  • Political beliefs
  • Health status
  • Responsibility for dependents
  • Any other ground that imposes unfair discrimination or prejudice on individuals

The School undertakes to monitor and regularly review the equal opportunities statement and draw up an annual action plan, setting out specific aims and objectives to be achieved.

Mature applicants

Mature applicants (those over 21 years of age) will be considered on merit and must meet the standard entry requirements.

Applicants with a disability

The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment, including people with disabilities. This may include latex allergy.

The School has a legal obligation under Part II of the Disability Discrimination Act – (DDA) which prohibits discrimination of disabled people in employment, and requires the employer to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person or employee if they are at a substantial disadvantage in relation to a non-disabled person.

The School is a ‘Positive about Disability’ employer and as a disability symbol user, the School is committed to ensuring the following:

A guaranteed interview – to interview all applicants with a disability that would not prohibit the practice of clinical dentistry, and who meet the minimum requirements for the course. All applicants will be considered on their abilities.
Consult disabled students regularly – to ask at least once a year what the School can do to make sure that they can develop and use their abilities.

Improving knowledge – to take action to ensure that students develop awareness of disability in order to make these commitments work.

Checking progress and planning ahead – each year, to review these commitments and what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let all students know about progress and future plans.

We would encourage you to visit the School if you are thinking of applying, to assess the facilities and surroundings