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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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At Durham University we are committed to building a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all the members of our community. We recognise that racism affects people and communities in different ways; and the profound impact it can have on mental health. It is only by understanding the impact our behaviours and privileges can have on others that we can ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Although things are changing, racist and hate crime incidents still take place and this injustice continues to impact communities across nations.

In these difficult times, we urge people to look out for each other and seek support. On our ‘Report + Support’ tool you can report unwanted behaviors, including race based incidents. You can also find further resources and support both within and external to the University.

We must continue to work together as allies to tackle structural inequalities and racism. People’s experiences help to inform and shape our approach and ultimately affect cultural change. We value your continued engagement and voice in dialogue that supports this. You can find out more about the work we are undertaking on these EDI webpages, and the ways that you can participate in this work to shape a more inclusive Durham University.

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We have updated our Report + Support pages with information and resources on online harassment

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Religious and Spiritual Resources in the time of Covid-19

As Covid-19 continues to unfold, a lot of us are finding it challenging to adjust to this new way of living and of perhaps observing certain religious practices, with places of worship shut and various religious activities cancelled.

To help staff and students pray, reflect or continue to engage in spiritual activities during lockdown, we have pulled together a variety of digital resources accessible here.

Safety and domestic violence at home during Covid-19 restrictions

Working at home during the Covid-19 crisis can bring very different challenges depending on people's individual circumstances.
Lock downs and restrictions on movement can mean increased rates of violence when people find themselves in isolation with abusive members of their households.
To help staff and students who are in this situation, feel unsafe, or may be in contact with people in this situation information around available support and resources can be found here.

Please click on the links below to find out more


Rachel Archbold, Head of EDI, 01913346761

Mark Callaghan, EDI Lead, 01913346763

Athena Enderstein, EDI Lead, 01913346762

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

Louise Wright, EDI Co-ordinator, 01913346522;

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.