In the Anthropology Department we strive to create an environment in which students from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued in our academic community. We are currently working to diversify our student community further and are particularly keen to recruit students from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in our department. This includes students local to Durham and the surrounding area, mature students, BAME students, First Generation Scholars, disabled students, international students and students from areas of the UK where few people attend University.
Diversifying our student community is not just a ‘box ticking’ exercise – welcoming a more varied cohort of students means including more diverse perspectives and experiences, which can only strengthen our academic practice. You can read more about what we are doing as a department and at the University level to achieve this aim below.