University becomes Stonewall Champion
Durham University has joined Stonewall’s Diversity Champion programme, Britain's good practice employers' forum on sexual orientation. In doing so we have shown a clear commitment to working to support lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. We have completed a benchmarking exercise to see where we currently stand in terms of inclusive practice and will work with our LGBT staff network and Stonewall to identify best practice and plan future developments.
Diversity in the curriculum
In 2011/12 the University undertook an investigation into how equality and diversity currently informs the curriculum at Durham and to identify and disseminate best practice both here and across the sector. The review focussed on embedding diversity and equality specifically in order to better support our disabled and international students.
The final report of the group including our findings and recommendations for best practice, as well as our action plan will be available shortly.
The University is a proud holder of an Athena Swan Bronze Award which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in Higher Education.
Our Bronze Award confirms that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
More information about our approach to Athena Swan can be found at our Athena Swan webpages.