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Diversity and Inclusion

Full information on our equality, diversity and inclusion can be found on our dedicated pages here.

The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion concerns all of us and is the responsibility of all members of our community. It is expected that everyone contributes to ensure the University continues to be a safe, welcoming and productive environment, where there is equality of opportunity, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. We understand that simply having diversity in our work force and student body is not enough; we must create an inclusive environment where all people can contribute and reach their full potential.

Inclusion is engaging the uniqueness and talents, beliefs, backgrounds, capabilities and ways of working of all individuals, joined in a common endeavour, to create a culture of belonging, in which people feel valued and respected.

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally. The Equality Act provides protection from discrimination on the nine Protected Characteristics.

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

For more information go to our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion pages.


EQUALThe HR Excellence in Research Awards are the most sought after and prestigious in the industry. We have maintained our award since first applying in 2012 and are currently working towards the four year review which is due in January 2017.


athena swan memberWarwick currently holds an institutional Silver Athena award and all science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) departments hold either a Bronze or Silver award.

The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Warwick has committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark which works to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.


stonewall_blue_logo.jpgStonewall is a charity that campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Warwick is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Workplace Equality Index 2017 submission.

Staff Network Groups

We are pleased to support the development of staff networks and invite staff to express an interest in joining one of the staff network groups.