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Durham University

Respect: creating a place where we can all flourish

Next Steps

A Respect Oversight Group was established to oversee the recommendations of the Respect Commission Report. Consisting of representatives from key staff and student groups, as well as members of the Commission it will ensure consistency and transparency across the process.

The Oversight Group will oversee the delivery of all aspects of the Respect Commission’s work over the three year implementation period, and will report annually on progress to University Executive. The group is scheduled to meet 4 times yearly and will receive regular reports on progress from the Working Group, which is tasked with operational delivery of the actions contained within the 20 Recommendations.


Key Commitments Moving Forward

  • Regular and effective communication between and amongst the Oversight Group, University Executive, strategic Equality, Diversity and Inclusion leads and the wider university community of staff and students.
  • Raise awareness of changing attitudes and behaviours, creating a culture of respect for all.
  • Recognising the role and responsibility individuals have in upholding a culture of respect at Durham.


Contact Us

The Respect Commission is an ongoing commitment to positive change. If you have any questions about the Respect Commission and our work, please contact respect@durham.ac.uk