Learn more about ED&I using the training, guidance, and resources links below (or scroll to see more detail):
It is important to refresh your ED&I training and knowledge every few years, as legislation, terminology, and best practice progress regularly.
If you'd like to learn more about ED&I and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.
We hold termly induction sessions for all new staff to hear about the work we do, an overview of ED&I initiatives, and how you can embed this into your role. The session is suitable for all staff at all levels, and is an opportunity for new staff to meet others from across the institution.
Find more information, and registration, on the ED&I Induction webpage.
ED&I in the HE Workplace E-Learning Module
This module is designed to assist staff in carrying out their roles within the University and understanding the relevant legislation in this field. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of key equality legislation and how to approach equality issues in the workplace.
We recommend that you revisit this training every 3 years to refresh your knowledge.
Unconscious Bias Moodle
The term unconscious bias refers to the way in which the brain routinely and rapidly sorts people into different groups, bypassing normal rational and logical thinking. The information in this Moodle is designed to support the understanding and counteraction of such biases.
Learn more by completing the Unconscious Bias Moodle.
Frontline Staff ED&I Training
Frontline staff are the face of your department. It is vital that they are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to provide inclusive services in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Find more information, and registration, on the Frontline Staff ED&I Training webpage.
Recruitment and Selection E-Learning Module
The module is a mandatory requirement for all staff involved in recruitment and selection at the University, particularly those who have a leadership or management role in recruitment and selection i.e. interview panel chairs and panel members. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of key equality legislation and how to approach equality issues in the recruitment and selection.
We recommend that you revisit this training every 3 years to refresh your knowledge.
In-Person Disability Awareness Training
This session is fast-paced, fun, and only 3 hours. This course is designed to remove some of the many misconceptions that people have surrounding disability, and give delegates communication tools, leading techniques (the best and most common ways to lead a blind person), and the confidence to deal with disabled people in the right way.
Find more information, and registration, for the Disability Awareness training on the Organisational Development webpages.
Disability Awareness Moodles
- Disability Confident Moodle. Enabling people to move from disability awareness to disability confidence is an important part of building an inclusive workplace and improving customer service.
- Disabled Adventures in Customer Service Moodle. In this course we take a look at customer service from the perspective of disabled customers and service users through the experiences of a group of disabled professional comedians from the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People.
- Disabled Adventures in Work and Recruitment Moodle. This course takes a humorous look at the world of work and recruitment from the perspective of disabled people through the experiences of a group of disabled professional comedians from the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People.
We have developed three guidance documents on disability to support staff, line managers, and prospective employees. Find the Disability Guidance below.
Mental Health Awareness
This course is open to all staff, in particular those who work with students. You will learn about some of the factors which lead to the development of mental health difficulties, how to respond appropriately to individuals who are exhibiting signs of distress and also what you can do to improve your own mental health.
Find more information, and registration, for the Mental Health Awareness training on the Organisational Development webpages.
There are also a range of videos on Mental Health Awareness on our Video Resources webpage.
Trans Awareness Guide
The information in this guide aims to increase understanding and awareness of trans-related topics and issues, so we can better support all of our colleagues and students.
Read the Trans Awareness Guide here .
Safe Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff with Protected Characteristics
This guide aims to make staff aware of potential risks they could encounter when travelling abroad on behalf of the University due to identifying with one or more protected characteristics.
Find more information, and download the guide, on the Safe Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff with Protected Characteristics webpage.
Cultural Awareness Guidance
When arriving in a different country for the first time is can be a very daunting experience. This page overs general guidelines on British culture and cultural differences.
Find more information to help you settle in at Warwick on the Cultural Awareness webpage.
The Disability Framework is a guide on implementing workplace adjustments (also called reasonable adjustments). The guide has been produced to assist managers in supporting employees who declare a disability/illness and may require some adjustments to their working location or pattern.
Find more information in the Disability Framework .
We have developed three guidance documents on disability to support staff, line managers, and prospective employees:
How to Complete an Equality Impact Assessment
The purpose of this guide is to provide step-by-step information on completing an Equality Screening Form and a full Equality Impact Assessment (EIA). You can find more information on the EIA webpage.
Follow the step-by-step guide on How to Complete an Equality Impact Assessment .
The University recognises that many of our employees will take on some form of caring responsibilities at some point in their lives. This guidance document outlines the support available to employees with caring responsibilities, to assist them in achieving a sufficient balance between their work and caring commitments.
Find more information in the Carer Guidelines .
The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students to protect and promote the health and wellbeing, enabling everyone to be their absolute self during work and study. We aim to provide a fair and supportive working environment that is free from discrimination and prejudice for employees living with HIV. The University accepts that it has a role and responsibility to raise awareness, provide information and advice on HIV or AIDS.
Find more information in the HIV Guidelines .
A range of video resources are available to support colleagues at Warwick in understanding and engaging with key ED&I issues, including workplace wellbeing, respect at Warwick, showcasing diversity, and mental health awareness.
Watch all of our videos on the Video Resources webpage.
Protected and Personal Characteristic Factsheets
These short documents have been created to give a snapshot of support, initiatives, and guidance in place for supporting staff with protected and personal characteristics.
Download the Factsheets on Protected and Personal Characteristics.
Inspired by Advance HE's Know Your Numbers report, this booklet contains infographics presenting a snapshot of Warwick's staff and student data.
Workplace Wellbeing Resources (Thrive at Work Commitment)
The University is currently working towards the Thrive at Work Commitment, a benchmarking exercise to reward employers for improving the health and wellbeing offer to their employees. Our Thrive at Work webpage provides links to sources of information and support relevant to each of the key areas covered by the Commitment (enablers of health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, lifestyles, and external risks to health).
Find sources of information and support for wellbeing on the Thrive at Work Commitment webpage.
Black History Month Reading List
To promote and celebrate Black history, we've created a list of blogs, books, quotes, podcasts, and videos that we hope will get you thinking, help you learn more, and start conversations. Almost all of the items listed are freely available online or from Warwick’s library (where this is not the case, this has been indicated).
Find the full reading list on the Black History Month webpage.
Once a month we produce an email newsletter to brief colleagues on ED&I issues, news, and events.
Keep up to date with what we're up to by signing up to receive the ED&I newsletter.
All staff are welcome to attend the ED&I Network where they can receive updates on forthcoming events, new/existing resources that are available, what ED&I projects are being undertaken, and any other relevant topics.
Find more information, including upcoming meeting dates, on the ED&I Network webpage.
You may also be interested in:
Disability Framework (workplace adjustments)
You can find more ED&I related training, guidance, and resources using the links below:
Advance HE - Aurora (leadership development initiative for women and those who identify as women)
Sprint Programme (personal development programme for female students)
HIV and AIDS Awareness Training - on completion please send your certificate to Claire Algar, ED&I Officer at c dot algar at warwick dot ac dot uk