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Durham University


Building a more inclusive, diverse community

Addressing racial disparities to build a more inclusive, diverse University community

We have signed up to the National Union of Students and Universities UK Closing the Gap pledge and are working towards achieving the Advance HE Race Equality Charter Mark.

Professor Stuart Corbridge, our Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are working to build an open, inclusive and diverse environment where all members of our University community can achieve their full potential.

“We recognise that disparities in the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and students are a challenge for many universities, and we want to be a leader in addressing these issues.

“As part of this work, we are committed to working with our students and using the NUS-UUK Closing the Gap report to address the gap in BAME student attainment.

“We are also working through the Race Equality Charter framework to identify and combat barriers facing BAME staff, and are grateful to staff and students who have already been part of this. There will be further opportunities for staff and students to get involved as this work progresses, and we welcome all contributions.”

  • For more information on the NUS-UUK Closing the Gap pledge, please click here.
  • For more information on the Advance HE Race Equality Charter, please click here.
  • Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion web pages here.