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Our values

Diversity

We are committed to develop a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains talented staff and students from all sectors of society equally. We believe that every individual in our University community should be treated with dignity and respect and be part of a working and learning environment that is free from barriers, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex/gender, or sexual orientation.

To meet our commitment, we offer training and guidance to ensure fair, open and transparent recruitment, supervision and examination of PhD students and actively engage in a number of new and ongoing initiatives to foster a prosperous, diverse, equal and inclusive community.

Wellbeing

The Doctoral College fosters a work environment that is caring and supports team member wellbeing. This allows us to provide our best service to both staff and students.

We champion the wellbeing needs of our PGR community and actively lead several projects looking to build a more inclusive, sustainable, and nurturing culture for training PGRs. For example, we are currently working to improve provisions for PGR supervision and personal tutoring.

The university as a whole, meanwhile, offers a comprehensive Wellbeing Services department, as well as a Community Values Education Programme.

Sustainability

Warwick University has made a declaration to reach net zero carbon from our direct emissions and the energy we buy by 2030.

At the Doctoral College, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint:

  • During 2020, we transitioned to 100% online thesis submission, saving hundreds of thousands of pages of paper.
  • We scope for online vivas, decreasing our carbon footprint by reducing travel for examiners and students alike.
  • We have adopted a hybrid working model for our team, reducing our contribution to emissions and the number of cars on campus.

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