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Diversity and Inclusion

Equality Act and Protected Characteristics


The Equality Act came into force in October 2010.

The Act brings together over 116 seperate pieces of legislation into one single act.

The Equality Act provides protection from discrimination on the nine Protected Characteristics:

Age, Disability, Trans & Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership,

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption,

Race, Religion or Belief, Sex (Gender Equality), Sexual Orientation.

Warwick's Charter Marks

Athena SWAN - The University of Warwick currently holds a Silver Athena award with all STEMM Departments holding either a Bronze or Silver award. From November 2015 all departments can now apply for a Athena Charter mark and several of our arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) departments have acheived or are working towards an award.

Race Equality Charter Mark - Improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students with higher education.

HR Excellence - The HR Excellence Awards are the most sought after and prestigious in the industry. In June 2017 Warwick was successful in retaining its award, 4 years after it was origianally received in 2012.

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain. Warwick is a Stonewall Champion and has submitted for the Workplace Equality Index 2016.

Wellbeing Framework - On Monday 22 May 2017 the University was awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Mark, following assessment by Coventry City Council, in a number of key areas across the University. The Charter has three categories: Commitment, Achievement and Excellence.

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The University is keen to develop an approach to tackling harassment and bullying by emphasising positive behaviour and the responsibilities that we all have to challenge inappropriate behaviour when we see it.

The University regards all forms of harassment, including bullying, as unacceptable.


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The University is pleased to support the development of staff networks and is inviting staff to express an interest in joining one of the staff network groups.

Please note that all staff networks are open and inclusive to all members of staff and whilst meetings are a safe, confidential space we cannot protect individuals identity through communication to other members of the network.

University of Warwick Equality Statement

Vice Chancellor, Stuart Croft

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 we will all contribute to ensuring that the University of Warwick continues to be a safe, welcoming and productive environment, where there is equality of opportunity, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

VC Stuart Croft

Vice Chancellor, Stuart Croft