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The Pronouns Pledge

Best estimates suggest that around 1% of the general population may identify as trans (including non-binary), with just over 1% of students at Warwick self-defining as trans. Many more are gender non-conforming and/or challenge gender stereotypes and gendered expectations.

However, there is a lack of information (as well as misinformation) about gender expression and trans identities that often results in staff and students being misgendered, particularly through the use of incorrect gendered pronouns.

The good news? There are some simple actions you can take to improve the experience of trans and gender non-conforming people at Warwick!

We've created the Pronouns Pledge to make it as simple as possible to engage with inclusive best practice on pronouns, and to build a movement of people taking these steps together.

By taking the Pronouns Pledge you commit to these six simple actions:

Make the Pronouns Pledge

You can make the pledge by completing the form below. If you'd like to spread the word, please do share this webpage via your networks and channels.

The Pronoun Pledge

Privacy notice

This form will be used to manage the Pronoun Pledge project. Your pledge will be recorded and associated with your name, email address, and department. Your pledge will be publicly visible only if you chose for it to be public in the form above. You will receive occasional updates about the project and related work only if you indicated that you would like to be contacted in the form above.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University’s Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. Please submit any data subject rights requests to infocompliance@warwick.ac.uk or address any complaints or suspected breaches to the University’s Data Protection Officer at DPO@warwick.ac.uk.

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This project is part of the Queering University programme.