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Welcome to the Community Values Education Programme (CVEP)

What do we do?

Our team works with students and staff to create and deliver activities and resources to promote a strong values-driven community at Warwick. We are based within the Dean of Students' Office and support the wider team's commitment to excellent academic and pastoral support as part of a strong learning community.

We introduce incoming students to Warwick's five guiding principles and support them to develop the knowledge, confidence, and skills to carry out safe interventions in response to inappropriate behaviours (such as harassment and sexual misconduct) through our Active Bystander courses.

Alongside our focus on promoting the Active Bystander approach at Warwick, we work with academic departments and key groups such as the taskforces to respond to needs around values education and develop relevant resources to support learning.

Current projects:

New projects:

  • The 'Maskulinities' project explores the role of men/male-identifying people in addressing gender-based violence, focusing on clubs and societies, to begin with. The project starts in April 2022 and is a collaboration between CVEP, the Students' Union, and the Report and Support team, funded by IATL and the Students' Union.


  • The CVEP team has been shortlisted in the collaboration category for a WATE award (April 2022).
  • We are proud that two of the CVEP tutors (Cherisse Francis and Nick Cherryman) have been shortlisted for a WATE PGR award (April 2022).
  • The Active Bystander initiative was named the winner of the Inaugural Excellence in ED&I Award 2021. Read more about the award and explore some of the other great projects.

Photo of the award trophy outside

Picture of the Excellence in ED&I Award trophy taken outside.

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"Every one of us plays a part in creating our university culture through the things we do and the things we don’t do - our actions and the actions of others that we silently accept. The Community Values Education Programme (CVEP) empowers students to live respectfully and to challenge safely those that act against Warwick's values and principles to create a safe, inclusive community and a positive experience for all."
Dr. Jane Bryan (Academic Lead).