Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


As a department we are committed to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all areas of our work as well as in our engagement with external stakeholders, local communities and prospective students. We have an EDI committee made up of academic, professional services staff and student representatives. Our Director of EDI also sits on the Department’s Senior Management Team as a Deputy Head of Department. Current staff and students can access the PAIS EDI committee website here.

Our Commitment to EDI reflects and builds upon the University’s values as well as the Dignity at Warwick Principles. Within the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS), we have advanced EDI through a range of projects and initiatives. These include:

  • PAIS has achieved the Athena Swan Silver award, a prestigious UK charter mark that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education.
  • The assessment panel evaluating PAIS's eligibility for Silver recognition commended the department's advancements in a number of areas including the notable rise in female Professors achieved through internal initiatives that have fostered and enhanced women's career progression, the closure of the gender awarding gap, and the work that PAIS is doing in relation to rethinking the content and delivery of the curriculum.


Need support?

If you would like to discuss or report an issue, the following staff are here to support you:

Report + Support
  • a reporting platform to identify and prevent any issue relating to harassment and bullying at Warwick.
Director of Wellbeing and senior tutor
  • Dr Briony Jones []

Alternate Senior tutors

  • Dr Mark Fabian (and disability co-ordinator) []
  • Prof Ben Richardson (PPE Senior tutor) []

Director of EDI

  • Prof Juanita Elias []

Support Services & Reporting Processes

There are processes for anyone looking to report bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct. There is also lots of support for wellbeing.

Report + Support at Warwick

Wellbeing Support ServicesLink opens in a new window

Nursing and Expression Rooms