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We want Durham to be a respectful and inclusive environment where all staff and students can thrive.  

To help us achieve this, we follow certain Charter Marks to guide our work by identifying key areas of focus and setting out accompanying aims against which to track progress.

Our Charter Marks are:

Equality Objectives 2020-2024

Strengthening existing initiatives and aligning with actions planned to tackle inequalities and build diversity and inclusion across the university.
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Athena Swan

At Durham, we are building an equitable and inclusive community where everyone can thrive, and the Athena SWAN Charter is a strand of this work.
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Race Equality Charter

The Charter aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
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Contact Us

At Durham University we pride ourselves on providing a supportive, inclusive environment. Find out how best to contact us.