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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Warwick Medical School we are incredibly proud of the diversity of our community, and are committed to delivering excellent teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all. Our MB ChB programme is one of only a few courses in the UK to accept graduates from any degree, and our students regularly tell us that the diversity of their intake is one of their favourite aspects of the course. In October 2019 we were delighted to be awarded an Athena SWANLink opens in a new window silver award in recognition of our efforts in this area, and we are progressing towards submitting a gold application in 2024.

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Athena SWAN

We are proud to offer a range of initiatives and projects at Warwick Medical School which encourage gender equality in the workplace, from mentoring and shadowing schemes to dedicated events, flexible working schemes and family spaces

Find out more about our work and our silver award.

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Widening Participation in Medicine

At Warwick, we take a lifecycle approach to Widening Participation, meaning that as well as working to widen access to medicine for groups who are currently under-represented in medicine, importantly we try our best to support students all the way through medical school, to thrive in their studies and onto their future careers.

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WMS Awarding Gap Group

The attainment gap is measured as the difference in final course results between white and BAME students, and it is now widely acknowledged to result from institutional practices rather than student deficits. Our Attainment Gap Group seeks to identify areas where we need to take action as a School to address this issue and to agree our approach.


Equality and Diversity in Healthcare Seminar Series

In this series we hear from healthcare professionals, students and members of the wider healthcare community about the experiences and challenges they have faced within their careers and how they have overcome them. Talks have covered topics such as disability, sexuality, race and gender equality. The recordings are available for you to watch here.


EDI Champions

We have two Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions at WMS, who provide a two way communication between the School and the university's central EDI network. They are the first point of contact for WMS colleagues to log any issues or concerns to be raised with the central team and they also disseminate EDI activities from across the university. Find out more about them.


Public Engagement

Public Engagement is an important part of our work. We are committed to building strong ties with the local community by keeing them informed of exciting research developments and seeking their valuable input in shaping our activities. Our staff and students actively engage with local primary and secondary schools and take part in many outreach events.