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Durham University


Statement on racism

Updated Thursday 11 June, 2020.

Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Durham University, said: "We condemn all racism and hate crime, in the strongest possible terms. Racism no place at Durham University.

"We are working to build a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. We acknowledge we have more to do to make this a reality for everyone, but we are working hard to achieve this. Having signed the Race Equality Charter in March 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 the representation, progression and success of BAME staff and students within our University community.

"We have also introduced an online Report and Support tool through which staff, students and visitors can report unwanted behaviour and seek support:

"Additionally, we will shortly be publishing the final report of our Commission on Respect, Values and Behaviour, a year-long study to help us understand people’s experiences of working and studying at Durham University and what can be done to create positive change. All of the Commission’s recommendations have been endorsed by the University’s governing bodies and we will shortly announce a detailed programme of work to implement these changes."