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Welcome to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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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: 

  • everyone respects and understands the value of different people working together 
  • everyone is treated fairly 
  • negative behaviours and attitudes such as prejudice, discrimination and harassment are unacceptable, and people feel supported to challenge these.  

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. 


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February is LGBT+ History Month - view the University's consolidated programme and take part in various commemorative activities.

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Diversity Pay Report 2021

Our commitment 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.

View our 2020-2021 Diversity Pay Report Pay Diversity at Durham