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Welcome to the Community Values Education Programme (CVEP)

About Us

The Community Values Education Programme (CVEP) is part of the Dean of Students' Office (which sits in the Education Group). The CVEP team works with staff and students to create and deliver resources promoting the importance of a strong values-driven community at Warwick.

Our team consists of Dr. Jane Bryan (Academic Lead), Puja Laporte (Programme Manager), and Sam Parr (Senior Tutor). We also work with a team of Associate Tutors who facilitate our courses and a number of co-creation volunteers (staff and students).

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.

Warwick's five guiding principles:

  • We treat everyone with respect

  • We do not tolerate discrimination

  • We do not tolerate sexual misconduct, violence or abuse

  • We keep our campus and community safe

  • “We” means all of us, students and staff alike

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. The recently launched Say My Name project explores respectful interactions around names and the Bystanders can save lives resource page raises awareness of the important role of bystanders in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The programme's long-term goals are to:

  • Introduce all incoming students to the principles of the Active Bystander approach.

  • Support departments and teams to embed values-based education within their curriculums.

  • Promote the everyday application of Warwick’s five guiding principles.

  • Create a network of student Values Ambassadors to shape and promote values messages to others.

Quick links to CVEP resources:


Active Bystander approach at Warwick

Find out more about the history of programme and the range of activities and resources on offer to staff and students.


Exploring values in academic induction - toolkit

Resources and ideas for exploring values during Welcome Week for staff with responsibility for planning academic induction activities.


Bystanders can save lives

Explore resources and information to support staff and students to be better prepared to respond to situations of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.


Say My Name

Launched in July 2021, this research project explores respectful interactions around names.


Related university initiatives and support

This Padlet contains links to related university initiatives and support including Report and Support and Wellbeing. Links are regularly updated.


Welcome Ambassador resources

Currently under development.


Collaboration, engagement, and co-creation opportunities

Part of our mission is to promote existing values education activities and resources at Warwick via our network. Please get in touch to share your projects. We can also provide a platform to host your values education activities on our webpages.

Let us know about any relevant events, publications, or blogs you'd like us to promote.

Join our mailing list to be alerted about co-creation opportunities, new projects and resources, and events and activities.