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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Report and Support Data Summaries


Percentage of total reports distributed over time from October 2019 to September 2020. Highest number of reports (20%) were made in May 2020.

Report and Support 6 Month Review

The Report + Support tool has been in place since 21 October 2019; and as part of Durham University’s ongoing commitment to promote transparency and to develop trust and confidence in reporting, we conducted our six-month review in May 2020 and share it here. This review details the prevalence in incidents reported through the tool as well as planned actions for the next six-month period.

Key findings arising from the reporting data include:

  • Small number of reports
  • Fluctuations in reporting patterns based on local/national/international events
  • High rates of bullying and harassment, hate incidents, and sexual misconduct and violence
  • High proportion of anonymous reports due to personal effects and burden of proof
  • Unwanted behaviour on DU premises, in departments, in colleges, and online
  • Unequal distribution of report types across different Undergraduate/Postgraduate/staff groups
  • BAME and women identifying members of the community experiencing disproportionately high levels of unwanted behaviour

The following are the key actions that are underway in response to the findings identified above:

  • ongoing tracking of emerging patterns
  • development of data dashboard
  • collation of institutional data sources
  • collaboration with response and support services
  • findings sharing to inform equality action plans and prevention and response strategies
  • roll-out of R+S communication and dissemination plan
  • refinement of functionality and case management protocols
  • development of issue-specific educational materials and trainings

October 2019 to September 2020

Reports by mode from October 2019 to September 2020. 39% reports with contact details; 61% anonymous reports.
Reports by incident type from October 2019 to September 2020. Top three are hate incidents based on race 23%, bullying 21%, harassment 15%.



click the image to access the report and support six month review 19/20

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