Monday 12 October, 2020
The following cases have been considered by Senate Discipline Committee:
A student committed a serious breach of our Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy and has been expelled from the University.
We recognise that sexual misconduct and violence are matters of international concern and through our Sexual Misconduct and Violence Operations Group, we are working to make Durham a safer place to live, work and study. We have in many instances led the UK higher education sector in tackling sexual misconduct and violence. In 2016, we were the first University to appoint a full-time, dedicated Student Support and Training Officer (Sexual Violence and Misconduct). Now we are investing further in this area, by recruiting two full-time professional investigators.
A student made racist remarks on social media and has been expelled from the University.
We condemn all racism and hate crime in the strongest possible terms: racism has no place at Durham University. Having signed the Race Equality Charter in 2019, we are working to understand any institutional or cultural barriers that may stand in the way of BAME staff and students, and to improve representation, progression and success of BAME staff and students within our University community. We have introduced an online Report and Support tool through which staff and students can report unwanted behaviour and seek support. And we are working to implement the recommendations of the Durham Commission on Respect, Values and Behaviour.