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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

Our purpose, aims and values set out in our University Strategy will be best achieved if we recruit students and staff at all levels of responsibility from the regional, national, and international communities that we serve. We aim to make full use of the talents and resources of everyone within our University community.

We are fully committed to eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity for all of our staff and students. We believe that where equality of opportunity exists all staff and students work in a more rewarding and less stressful environment, one where prejudice and harassment are not accepted, and one more likely to enhance performance and achievement.

We will seek to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that respects the dignity of staff and students and assists all members of our University community to achieve their full potential.

Learning and research are based on questioning, open debate and challenge. To thrive as a University we need difference. Embedding the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion across our University is therefore crucial for the success of our Strategy, attracting the best staff and students from across the world and helping them to flourish in an open and supportive environment. To ensure that each person feels part of our community, we have five underpinning values of Equality and Diversity. These have been derived from a series of consultation events with staff and students. They are central to everything we do as a University.

Mutual RespectTransparencyFairnessCommunicationOpportunity

Contact Details

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


Sarah Winship, Equality and Diversity Manager, 0191334 6528;

Louise Herron, Equality and Diversity Assistant, 019133 46522;

Michelle Taylor, Equality and Diversity Trainer, 01913346494;