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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine ED&I Committee

The University of Warwick is proud of its diverse community of staff, students and visitors, and its place in our region. The University is committed to maintaining its excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. Established in 2022, the purpose of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee is to identify and share good practice, and to make recommendations regarding ED&I issues affecting our staff, students, stakeholders and visitors.  The SEM ED&I Committee is happy to hear from, and to support, other staff and student forums across the University's community.

To contact the Committee, please email


The membership of the Committee consists of staff representatives from each of the ten departments with the faculty; members of the University's Social Inclusion and Widening Participation teams; student representatives from a variety of departments; and members of the Faculty team. Other people are invited to the Committee as required for sharing good practice and updating the Committee on wider University events and policies among other things.


The Faculty ED&I Committee provides an annual report to the SEM Faculty Board via the Chair and feeds into the University's Social Inclusion CommitteeLink opens in a new window frequently. It provides updates to Heads of Department and other members of the faculty and university as necessary. The Committee currently meets bi-monthly.


The objectives of the Committee are to engage staff and students in ED&I issues; to identify and share good practice; to make recommendations to the Social Inclusion Committee and SEM Faculty Board; to share information between members; to make funding recommendations for faculty-wide and cross-faculty ED&I events and programmes; and any other items that fall within the Committee's remit.

Picture of Professor Olanrewaju Sorinola, Chair of the SEM ED&I Forum

Message from the Chair of SEM ED&I Committee: Professor Olanrewaju Sorinola

I am very honoured to be the founding Chair of the Faculty of SEM ED&I Committee. Faculty of SEM ED&I Committee mission is to enable all staff and students to achieve their full potential within a culture and environment that is diverse, inclusive, supportive and fair. We want to embed an inclusive culture which encompasses our teaching, research, and collegiate environment thereby providing excellent staff and student experiences. Our objective is to amplify student and staff voices in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusive workplace culture. Please email if you would like to contact me.

Good Practice: April 2024

The SEM ED&I Festival will be held on Thursday 27 June from 09:30 to 16:30. For more information, please see the event websiteLink opens in a new window.

ED&I Committee: Thursday 18 April 2024

The SEM ED&I Committee met on Thursday 18 April. Olanrewaju Sorinola chaired the meeting and updated the Forum on the forthcoming inclusive recruitment guide which has been circulated for comments and amendments. This will be circulated more widely in due course. The Forum is in the process of seeking two new student representatives for the forthcoming academic year. Please email if you are interested or have any questions. No previous experience is necessary and training and support are available. Other substantive items on the agenda included the employment of staff and students via Unitemps and data analysis for Athena Swan (an award for the promotion of women's equality) applications.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 4 July. If you would like any further information on the above, please email Becks opens in a new window.


Each of the Faculty of SEM's ten departments are involved with promoting ED&I issues and events within their department:

ChemistryLink opens in a new window

Computer ScienceLink opens in a new window

EngineeringLink opens in a new window

Life Sciences;

MathematicsLink opens in a new window

PhysicsLink opens in a new window

PsychologyLink opens in a new window

Statistics (coming soon)


WMSLink opens in a new window

The University also has its own webpage for ED&I where links to wider university projects can be found:

Inclusive EducationLink opens in a new window

Warwick Social Inclusion GroupLink opens in a new window

Widening ParticipationLink opens in a new window