Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - School of Modern Languages and Cultures
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is committed to creating a diverse, equitable,
and inclusive environment. We believe that this endeavour is crucial to maximising creativity
and innovation in education and research within the School.
- Making anti-racism, religious tolerance, anti-sexism, and anti-bigotry central to a culture of excellence in the School
- Valuing differences in others and the contribution they make
- Working and studying within the University on a co-operative basis
- Demonstrating a commitment to upholding the University's policies on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum
SMLC's ED&I Forum meets regularly to support the School's initiatives in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Its terms of reference are to:
Coordinate and monitor steps taken by the School to support the University’s Social Inclusion Strategy;
Oversee implementation and progress on the School’s Inclusive Education Action Plan;
Support the School in adhering to the University of Warwick PrinciplesLink opens in a new window;
Raise awareness and advise the School about issues relating to equality, diversity and social inclusion and actions taken to address these issues;
Ensure the School’s SMG, SSLCs, Education Committee, Research Committee and Plenary are active parts of the University’s Social Inclusion Strategy and the School’s Inclusive Education plan by reporting actions regularly and consulting widely with staff and students.
Chair: Dr Emma Campbell
Current Projects and Initiatives in SMLC
- Student Network. A team of student coordinators engages groups of students in the following areas: widening participation, Black students, LGBTQI+ students, and disabled students.
- Staff Pedagogy Reading Group. Meets twice per term to discuss issues relating to pedagogy. Readings have included topics on gender, decolonising the curriculum, pedagogical inclusivity, student wellbeing, and cultural insight.
Many of our SMLC research seminars, workshops, conferences, and modules engage with ED&I as a central feature of cultural and linguistic contact.
Support Services & Reporting
- Report and Support focusing on sexual misconduct, racism, and hate crime.
- Sexual violence, hate crime, and harassment through Wellbeing Support Services
Reporting hate crime through the Student Union
- Disability support and services through Wellbeing Support Services
- Dignity Reporting