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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As a School with a global reach and outlook, we welcome students from across the world and are immensely proud of the many different ethnicities, identities, cultures and religions that make the NFTS a diverse and dynamic place to study.

We are passionately committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation. We foster a culture where everyone values difference, feels comfortable being themselves and has a real sense of belonging. We celebrate individuality, diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity.

We recognise the importance of embracing a range of different ideas, histories, knowledge and culture and the strength that these bring to the quality of work and output of the School.

Increasing access and representation within the industry is something we are hugely passionate about at the National Film and Television School.

We welcomed our most diverse cohort of students yet in 2023 and with thriving bases in Glasgow, Cardiff and Leeds, we are committed to delivering our world class training across the UK and helping the screen industry become a place that better reflects the true diversity of contemporary Britain.

See below a few examples of our ever-developing diversity policies, programmes and initiatives.

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The NFTS supports staff and students with a wide range of disabilities. We aim to ensure the School is an inclusive place for disabled and neuro-divergent people and are working to increase representation of talented disabled professionals behind the camera at all levels.

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The range of disabilities we support include but are not limited to:
  • Specific learning differences (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
  • Mental health difficulties (such as depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Long-term medical conditions (such as HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis)
  • Unseen disabilities (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy)
  • Sensory impairments (such as blindness, hearing loss or deafness)
  • Mobility or physical impairments (such as paralysis, arthritis)