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Equality and Diversity in Sociology

Dignity at Warwick (Bullying and Harasment)

We expect all members of the University to recognise their responsibilities and to:

  • behave in a way that respects the rights and dignity of others
  • treat others fairly
  • display courtesy and good manners in every interaction appreciating that individuals have different styles and expectations
  • value differences in others and the contribution they make
  • work and study within the University on a co-operative basis
  • demonstrate a commitment to upholding the University's policies on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

A range of resouces including the oportunity to report issues to a Dignity at Warwick contact are available centrally and details can be found here.

If you have witnessed or personally encountered bullying and harassment and would like to discuss further with a member of departmental staff, the following colleagues are here to support you:

Department Contact for Sexual Harassment Issues - Dr Cath Lambert, Email: Cath dot Lambert at warwick dot ac dot uk

Department Contact for Racial Harassment Issues - Professor Akwugo Emejulu, Email: A dot Emejulu at warwick dot ac dot uk

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions are in place in all departments, acting as equal opportunities representatives and improving two way communications between departments and the centre. In Sociology, this role is shared between the Departmental Administrator (Research, Finance & Operations) and the Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee. If there is an issue you would like to raise or if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with the departments ED&I Champions using the contact details below:

Amy Clarke, Departmental Administrator: Research, Finance & Operations, Email: Amy dot Clarke at warwick dot ac dot uk

Hannah Jones, Chair of Equality and Diversity Committee (spring term), Email: H dot Jones dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Disability Champions

Disability Champions are in place in all departments to act as the main contact for staff, students and visitors with disabilities who may need some assistance/ adjustment in their work/ study area. Disability Champions are also a point of contact between the department and HR, Health and Safety Office (including Occupational Health), Disability Services Office and any other service area, such as Estates for adjustments to buildings. Part of the role of the Disability Champion is to improve communication between departments and service areas on disability related issues.

In Sociology, this role is shared between the Departmental Administrator (Research, Finance & Operations) and the Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee. If there is an issue you would like to raise or if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with the departments Disability Champions using the contact details below:

Amy Clarke, Departmental Administrator: Research, Finance & Operations, Email: Amy dot Clarke at warwick dot ac dot uk

Hannah Jones, Chair of Equality and Diversity Committee (spring term), Email: H dot Jones dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Equality and Diversity Committee

Equality and Diversity issues are high on the agenda in the department of Sociology. Seven Equality and Diversity Committee meetings are held per year and all staff are invited to attend. Equality and Diversity issues are also brought to all department meetings, which are held twice per term and have representation from students at all levels of study.

Athena Swan

The Department holds the Bronze Athena SWAN Award. Find out more and view our departmental submission here.