Diversity and Values
We hold a set of values and expectations of how we behave as a community, both as individuals and as an institution.
Our Key Principles
We have a commitment within the Department of Economics to embed our key principles into our work and study environment. We aim to foster an environment of respect and inclusion in which all staff perform to the highest standard and students (both new and current) are able to enjoy a world-class learning experience. These principles inform our approach to taking appropriate action when our expectations are not met. They are aligned to the University of Warwick's Social Inclusion Strategy.
We are guided by the principles of integrity, fostering an open and positive environment that is inclusive to all.
We have a personal responsibility to commit to these values and hold ourselves accountable to our words and actions.
Diverse and Inclusive Community
We continue to build a community for staff and students where differences in culture and identity are celebrated, the difference of opinion is welcomed and respected and where prejudices and socially unacceptable behaviours of any kind are never tolerated. Behaviours that are not aligned to the Department's community values can be reported through the University Report and Support scheme. In the short video below, we asked staff and students in the Department of Economics what respect means to them:
- We all display professionalism in our conduct at all times.
- We understand that every role is important and contributes to our success.
- We create an inclusive working environment for work and study.
- We do not tolerate inappropriate behaviour such as sexual misconduct, verbal, online and social media abuse.
- We all build a community in which there is mutual respect and all staff and students can reach their full potential.
"We" means all of us, students and staff alike.
Our principles facilitate an environment where the ability to share ideas and voice opinions is at its’ core. Economics is a place where staff and students operate with mutual respect, with the confidence that equality of opportunity is accessible to all.
The Department was awarded a Bronze Athena Swan Award in December 2021 in recognition of our commitment to gender equality. We continue to work on implementing our five-year Athena Swan Action Plan.
Please complete the form below to confirm that you have read and understood the Warwick Economics Department Community Values and Guiding Principles and agree to ensure that these values are reflected in your working practices and interactions with all staff and students.
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