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We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that have prevented talented people from working and studying at Warwick and be recognised as best in class in our approach to diversity and social inclusion, for staff and students.

There is much already to celebrate in our progress on social inclusion and widening participation, but we need to do much more.

We seek to create a community for staff and students, where differences of culture and identity are celebrated, where differences of opinion are welcomed and respected, and where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviours of any kind are never tolerated.

Student dancing

At the heart of our approach will be a major drive to increase the diversity of our student and staff population and to remove the barriers to a Warwick education, particularly, but not only, for those from lower socio-economic groups, ethnic minority communities and disabled students. We will build on some of our already inspirational partnerships with schools and colleges to raise the aspirations and attainment of children before they consider a university education.

We will create new pathways for students to access our programmes and courses. We recognise that the best are not always identifiable from standard tests and measures, and so we will seek new means of finding talent.


Students working together



  • Redouble our commitment to raising aspirations, recruiting, and supporting success at university and beyond, amongst students from communities that do not traditionally attend a Russell Group university
  • Ensure that, irrespective of background, disability, faith, gender, race and sexual orientation, all staff and students have access to equal opportunities to thrive and progress at Warwick.
Student in the sensory study room
Sensory Study Room in the Library, available to students through Disability Services