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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Race Equality Charter

In March 2019, Durham University has signed up to the Race Equality Charter (REC). The Charter aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. It provides a framework that will guide the University in identifying and evaluating institutional and cultural barriers that stand in the way of BAME staff and students.

A REC Self-Assessment Team (SAT) comprising of students and staff members has been formed to lead this important work. Over the next two years, the REC SAT will be developing initiatives and solutions for action, with a view of applying for a Bronze REC award in 2022.

Professor Simon Hackett, Associate Provost and Chair of the REC SAT says:

“We are delighted to sign up to the REC. This is an important reflection of our desire to address racial inequalities as part of the University’s wide-ranging commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion. The framework will help us to identify what we can do to support the representation and achievement of our minority ethnic staff and students across our whole University community.”

For further information about REC and the University’s work around this area, please click on the images below.

REC Contacts

REC SAT Chair:

Prof. Simon Hackett, Associate Provost; Simon.hackett@durham.ac.uk

REC Lead:

Rachel Archbold, Head of EDI; rachel.archbold@durham.ac.uk

REC Facilitator:

Melanie Earnshaw, Policy Support Advisor; melanie.h.earnshaw@durham.ac.uk