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Inclusive Education approach

Inclusive Education Approach

At Warwick, we are committed to a student experience which has inclusion at the heart. This involves fostering a culture that understands and embodies the values of diversity and inclusion and is reflected in all aspects of university life.

In an educational context, this means:

  • Diversity of students is acknowledged and reflected in the curriculum
  • The provenance of knowledge is actively evaluated as a key element of critical thinking
  • Leaders/staff/students are inclusive in their behaviours and actions
  • Environments are inclusive, welcoming and adapt to the needs of students and staff
  • Policy reflects a proactive desire to accommodate and empower the diversity of our student and staff body
  • There is transparency of accountability for our actions.

The University's commitment to student learning and success was recognised with a triple Gold Award in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankingsLink opens in a new window.

Why does it exist?

Following extensive engagement with staff and students during 2020-2021, the University committed to an ambitious approach to maximise opportunities for all our students to succeed and stand out. Central to this approach, is ensuring that the barriers faced by different groups are widely understood and tackled.

Through data and feedback from students and staff, we recognise institutional gaps in student success and the disparities that exist for some student groups. Our goal is to ensure all students, irrespective of background, can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Who does it impact?

Inclusive Education is central to the University of Warwick's ambition to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Warwick is a large and diverse community with over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6000+ staff.

An inclusive approach celebrates diversity and embraces differences throughout all areas of university life.

It benefits all students because it values everyone's individual strengths and contributions.

How is it delivered?

Through our Inclusive Education approach, we are leading a rigorous and holistic change programme to ensure all students benefit from a diverse and student-centred education and experience.

The approach is co-designed with staff and students and focuses on all aspects that impact and influence the student experience. This includes:

  • Inclusive curricula and pedagogies
  • Inclusive teaching and learning spaces
  • Inclusive support and co-curricula spaces
  • Inclusive assessment/awarding processes