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Statement regarding the recent University disciplinary hearing

Department of Theatre & Performance Studies statement in relation to the recent student disciplinary case

 

The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies joins with colleagues across the University to express its commitment to values of equality, dignity and respect, and condemn the comments made in the group chat that gave rise to the recent disciplinary proceedings. An update on the case can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/group_chat_update_and_further_information

We have contributed to recent consultation concerning the case and welcome the Vice Chancellor’s update, along with the commitment to a restatement of the values that underpin the university, and a review of the disciplinary procedures that uphold these values. We look forward to engaging as a community with this important work. We hold that the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is of paramount concern. Whilst our Department has not been directly involved in this case, we express our ongoing support for those affected by it. We would like to reassure our students, members of our alumni community, prospective students and other colleagues of our continuing commitment to values of equality, dignity, respect and inclusion.

Any students who need support in relation to this or any other incident should contact their Personal Tutor, the Department’s Senior Tutor, the Academic Administrator – Engagement, or the Head of Department. Further to this, you may wish to contact University services and offices listed below:

Dignity at Warwick: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/equalops/dignityatwarwick

The Residential Life Team: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/residentiallife/rlt/

Warwick Wellbeing Support: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/studentsupport

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser:https://warwick.ac.uk/services/supportservices/preventionandsupport/sexualviolence/supportforsurvivors/isva/

Warwick Students’ Union: https://www.warwicksu.com/