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St Cuthbert's Society

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Gateway

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St Cuthbert's Society seeks to provide a respectful and inclusive environment where all staff and students can 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 Cuth's a truly inclusive place requires ongoing commitment from all members of our community. 

EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all.  It aims to eradicate prejudice and discrimination on the basis of an individual or group of individual's protected characteristics.

The following are the legal protected characteristics, under The Equality Act 2010:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Discrimination on the grounds of any of these characteristics is illegal. Discrimination can take many forms including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation.

For University members please follow the link to view the Respect Commission report (University login required).


Cuth's EDI Links

Explore the links below for information about Cuth's commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as well as EDI in the University community and the wider world.

St Cuthbert's Society EDI Links

St Cuthbert's Society EDI Committee

Read more about Cuth's EDI Committee

Cuth's JCR (Junior Common Room)

Read more about Cuth's Junior Common Room and their commitment to EDI
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Durham University EDI Page

The University's EDI pages can be found here
Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Other links to EDI

The Equality Act and Other National Links

Read more about National Policies and Support
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University Support Tools

This tool can be used to report bullying and harassment, hate incidents, sexual misconduct and domestic abuse. An online tool open to all.

Social Media Links

Relevant social media links which you may wish to follow.