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Equality and Diversity

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating IDAHOBIT and Pride

17 May is an important date for LGBTQ+ communities; the celebration brings together millions of people from all over the World, to recognise human rights for all, including countries where same sex acts are illegal.

Durham University celebrates this day with the rest of the World as a way of raising awareness and showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. More than ever we need to show our support for those LGBTQ+ people who continue to face harassment, discrimination and even violence for being who they are. Find out more about IDAHOBIT

Durham University have supported Pride from the beginning and we are proud to sponsor the event again this year. Last year we saw the biggest Pride event yet with over 5000 attending. This is a free event which is supported by volunteers and charitable donations. There is now a LocalGiving page for the Durham Pride event itself. If you want to support this event you can do so by following this link: The good news is that LocalGiving is set up to accept gift aid! You can join us and Walk with Pride on 27 May 2018, meeting at 12.30 on Palace Green. Find out more about Pride here.

Durham Women Making a Difference

We asked you to let us know about the Durham women who have made a difference to you, your college or department, the community or your academic discipline. You can see all the amazing nominations here.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Durham

Our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where all members of our community can reach their full potential. We place Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the heart of everything we do. EDI helps us to deliver our University Strategy by achieving a diverse staff and student community making full use of everyone’s skills and talents.

We are fully committed to eliminating discrimination, prejudice and harassment and actively promoting equality of opportunity for all of our staff and students. We seek to promote and maintain an inclusive, supportive and open work and study environment that respects the dignity of everyone.

We have five underpinning values of Equality and Diversity that inform everything we do:

  • Communication
  • Fairness
  • Mutual Respect
  • Opportunity
  • Transparency

Contact Details

Durham University,
DH1 3LE,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2000


Rachel Archbold, Equality and Diversity Manager,01913346761

Mark Callaghan, Equality and Diversity Officer, 01913346763

Christine Stretesky, Equality and Diversity Officer, 01913346762

Louise Herron, Equality and Diversity Assistant, 019133 46522;

Michelle Taylor, Equality and Diversity Trainer, 01913346494;