Durham University seeks to provide a respectful and inclusive environment where all staff and students can thrive.
At Durham, our people are our most important asset. We believe that our success is tied to being able to attract, retain and develop outstanding staff and students from all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where our people feel supported and valued, enabling them to not only succeed, but thrive.
We strongly believe that people are happier, enjoy their work more and perform better in a place where:
Making Durham a truly inclusive place requires ongoing commitment from all members of our University community.
Our team works with all Departments across the University to embed equality and diversity in everything we do, as we work towards our goal of making Durham a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.
Durham University is celebrating Black History Month (BHM). This year's theme is "Time for Change: Action Not Words". Please visit the Black History Month page to view our programme of activities taking place in October and beyond. Staff and students can also learn more about the origins and significance of BHM in the UK through the BHM Hub.
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Since 2019 we have disclosed details of our pay at and beyond the regulatory requirements, including publishing our ethnicity pay gap. In 2020 we included the results of our disability pay audit and this year, for the first time, we have been able to include intersectionality data.