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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Student pledge


My pledge to myself

I undertake to:
- Hold myself to the highest possible standards
- Conduct myself with integrity and dignity in all matters
- Demonstrate high standards of personal conduct in my interactions with the University and the wider Durham community.

My pledge to others

I undertake to:
- Respect diversity and the promotion of equal opportunity for all
- Treat other students, staff and members of the wider community with respect and tolerance, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality or disability
- Promote a culture in which incidents of sexual violence and misconduct are not tolerated
- Be a good and considerate neighbour while living in College or within the wider Durham community

My pledge to my educational experience

I undertake to:
- Engage with my academic studies to the very best of my abilities both as an independent learner and as part of the community of practice within my academic department(s)
- Conduct myself with honesty and integrity in pursuit of my education, respecting the University's rules on plagiarism, research misconduct, and the use of the IT and Library facilities
- Respect freedom of expression.