Diversity and Values
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.
Everyone within our community has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of any protected characteristic
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 this short video, 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.
Read more about our Athena Swan Award and work to promote gender equality in the Department
Our faculty, from many corners of the world, include pioneers in many areas of economics, e.g. the economics of happiness, international development and economic history. The University of Warwick and our Department is also a superb destination attracting students from all around the world.
- 44% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 16% of our students are from the rest of Europe
- 40% of our students are from the rest of the World
Postgraduate Taught Students*
- 8% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 9% of our students are from the rest of Europe
- 83% of our students are from the rest of the World
Postgraduate Research Students*
- 12% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 25% of our students are from the rest of Europe
- 63% of our students are from the rest of the World
- 20% of our Academic faculty are from the United Kingdom
- 47% of our Academic faculty are from the rest of Europe
- 33% of our Academic faculty are from the rest of the World
*Data based on Department cohort over a 3 year average in 2019-20.
^As of November 2022.
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