The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace.
Below you will find information on:
If you'd like to learn more about the University's work in this area and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.
The ten areas that we have to report on are:
- Policies and Benefits.
- Employee Lifestyle.
- LGBTUA+ Employee Network Group.
- Allies and Role Models.
- Senior Leadership.
- Community Engagement.
- Clients, Customers and Service Users.
- Additional Work.
Warwick is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and has submitted to the Workplace Equality Index for a number of years.
We have risen 181 places in the last two years and aspire to be in the top 100, which would demonstrate our commitment to the LGBTUA+ community and showcase Warwick as an inclusive place to work and study. In the 2017 submission we have had a 60 place increase which brings us to 163 out of the 434 organisations who made a submission. Provost Chris Ennew said:
"This is a great achievement in an exceptionally competitive list. Congratulations to all those involved. We will continue to work to ensure that we provide an inclusive, welcoming and dynamic environment for all staff, with a clear aspiration to join the top 100 in the future.”
We have undertaken many initiatives to underpin the work towards the Index, including:
- Scrutinized all HR policies to ensure the language was gender neutral and did not discriminate against any individual or groups of individuals due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Introduced the LGBTUA+ Taskforce, which is co-chaired by one Academic member of staff and one Professional Services staff. Representatives from Warwick Students' Union (SU), the SU Pride Society, and the SU's Trans Officer also attend. Co-Chairs provide a verbal update to the Provost at the Equality and Diversity Committee.
- Launched the LGBTUA+ Supporters programme in September 2017, which already has over 500 Supporters signed up.
- Produced a Trans Awareness Guide, which can be found on our Training, Guidance, and Resources webpage.
- Produced a Safe Overseas Travel Guide for staff who identify with one or more protected characteristics, which can be found on our Training, Guidance, and Resources webpage.
- Spearheaded extensive works across campus to re-sign all gendered single occupancy toilets to be labelled simply as ‘toilet'.
Claire Algar (ED&I Officer) has been elected as Ally Representative for the National LGBT+ Network of Networks in Higher Education, enabling us to work collaboratively with other HEI's to share best practice and work on joint initiatives.
Read more about the work we do on LGBTUA+ equality on the LGBTUA+ Initiatives webpage.
During the next 12 months we will continue to focus on areas for improvements, working with our Stonewall account manager, to identify these.
You may also be interested in:
Training, Guidance, and Resources - including Trans Awareness and Safe Overseas Travel Guides
Taskforces and SIC - including LGBTUA+ Taskforce
Staff Networks - including LGBTUA+ Networks
Policies - including Trans and Gender Reassignment Policy
Events - including LGBTUA+ History Month