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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Pride 2021

Celebrating Pride 2021

Wishing all of our LGBTQ+ community a joyful #Pride month this June. Everyone should be free to be their authentic self.

June is widely known around the word as Pride Month, dating back to the Stonewall riots in June 1969. The first Pride rally in the UK was held in London on 1st July 1972 with approximately 2000 participants.

Durham Pride UK founded in 2014, has grown over the years and in 2019 welcomed an incredible 25,000 people! Following the isolation of COVID-19 Durham Pride will be back at the end of July.

To find out more about Durham Pride 2021 please click here

Windrush Day

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Celebrating Windrush Day 22nd June.

This year will mark 73 years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex carrying the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help re-build Britain after the Second World War. This year also marks the fourth national Windrush Day.

The Windrush ‘Scandal’ was a situation created when many of the Windrush Generation found themselves on the wrong side of immigration legislation being unable to prove they had the right to stay in the UK. Immigration paper work had either not been issued or had been destroyed by previous governments putting the onus on individuals to prove their right to stay some still fighting for justice in 2021.

To find out more about Windrush please Click Here

Tackling racial harassment in higher education

Following on from Equality and Human Right’s Commission’s 2019 report Tackling racial harassment: universities challenged Universities UK (UUK) have published a new set of recommendations designed to decisively tackle racial harassment in UK higher education.

At Durham, we are committed to addressing race inequalities and are working on tackling racial harassment. We recognise that we are at the beginning of this journey, and welcome this guidance from UUK, which provides useful case studies and highlights practical steps and areas of focus; many of which we are responding to at Durham University. The full report Tackling racial harassment in higher education, along with the webcast are available on the UUK website. To find out more about how Durham University is tackling racial harassment in relation to the recommendations set out in Tackling racial harassment in higher education click here .

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Staff Survey 2021


Rachel Archbold, Head of EDI, 01913346761

Mark Callaghan, EDI Lead, 01913346763

Athena Enderstein, EDI Lead, 01913346762

Melanie Earnshaw, EDI Officer (Race and Religion), 01913346760

Julie Wilson, Project Manager, 01913346766;

Julia Guy, Project Coordinator, 01913346765; 

Report + Support User Guide

Report + Support User Guide

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At Durham University we pride ourselves on providing a supportive, inclusive environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community that does not tolerate bullying, harassment, hate, or sexual misconduct. Our Report and Support tool allows staff or students who have experienced unwanted behaviour to make a report and seek support—this guide shows you how.