On International Women’s Day we are celebrating the women at Durham: sharing their stories and recognising their astounding achievements.
We value difference in our community. A community in which all can learn from each other in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding.
As we strive for a gender-equal world we also celebrate the international and multicultural diversity that defines us as a leading, global university during Durham Global Week.
The under-representation of women in all STEM subjects is a huge barrier to innovation, and we are proud to be supporting women to study in these fields. See examples of some of the scholarships we offer below.
Dr Beth Barnes from our top-rated Engineering department has recently been named in the 2024 Northern Power Women – Future List.
Women@DU is a network for staff from across Durham University who identify as women, in order to share experiences, opportunities and knowledge, offering mutual support and a networking space to discuss issues that are important to us.
We inspire the extraordinary at Durham and our women are leading the way.
We are helping to forge a more inclusive world for women. An inclusive community gives us opportunities to learn from each other in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding.
Learn more about our women in research and the things that drive them.
From ‘The BIG Durham Talent Show’ to Netflix blockbuster 'One Day' – alumna Ambika Mod is ‘one to watch’!
Gender equality and Athena SWAN
Through our Gender Equality work which includes Athena SWAN, we are actively working to address the barriers which exist around the recruitment, retention and progression of colleagues who identify as female.