Durham University


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Durham University understands the commitment and sacrifices our Armed Forces and their families make for the sake of our nation.  We respect that, we are grateful for that and we are unequivocally committed to supporting the entire Armed Forces community.  As an employer, we work to attract and retain former Regular serving personnel, encourage Reserve activity and actively support military spouses, Reservists, Veteran employees and their families.  This is a lasting commitment to acknowledge and understand those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.  Our Human Resources policies are designed to further engender support and understanding across our organisation to achieve respect and fairness for all from the Armed Forces community.  We are proud of the pledge we have made to the Armed Forces Covenant.

About us

A world top 100, research intensive university, Durham prides itself on providing an education and a wider student experience that is on a par with the very best institutions worldwide. A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other. 

As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s values.  Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is central to everything we do and are an inherent part of the University’s Strategy.  At Durham we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the world’s best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. It’s important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI.

At Durham University, our aim is to create a respectful and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work.  We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women and for providing flexible working practices for all.  We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham.  We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding.  We invite you to join them.