Read the latest updates from ED&I using the links below (or scroll to see more detail):
- Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index 2020 (January 2020).
- Silver Athena SWAN awards for WMS and Engineering (October 2019).
- Law and IER Athena SWAN Announcement (June 2019).
- Looking ahead to Gender Pay Gap Report (March 2019).
- Stonewall's Ally of the Year for the West Midlands 2018 (May 2018).
- Athena SWAN Silver Charter Mark award to 2022 (November 2018).
- Comment on Stonewall's 'LGBT in Britain - University Report' (August 2018).
- ED&I Engineering and Physical Sciences funding announced (August 2018).
- Announcement on REC Status (November 2017).
- Statement from the Race Charter Mark Committee following the results of the EU Referendum (March 2017).
Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index 2020
Warwick is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and has submitted to the UK Workplace Equality Index for a number of years. Over the last three years Warwick has risen 220 places demonstrating our commitment to the LGBTUA+ community and that we are an inclusive place to work, study and visit.
We are now ranked 123 out of 500 (our rank last year was 162 out of 445).
Read more on the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index 2020.
Silver Athena SWAN awards for WMS and Engineering
Warwick Medical School and the School of Engineering have achieved Athena SWAN Silver awards (progressing from a Bronze to a Silver award), marking their commitment to ensuring inclusivity, diversity, and equality of opportunity for all.
Read more on the WMS and Engineering Athena SWAN announcement.
Law and IER Athena SWAN Announcement
Law and Institute for Employment Research have been successful in achieving a Bronze Athena SWAN award in the November 2018 submission round. This is further excellent progress for our Faculty of Social Sciences.
Read more on the Law and IER Athena SWAN announcement.
Looking ahead to Gender Pay Gap Report
An update from Provost, Chris Ennew, on work taking place at Warwick to address the gender pay gap, and find out how you can get involved.
Read more on Looking ahead to Gender Pay Gap Report.
Stonewall's Ally of the Year for the West Midlands 2018
Because of all of her sterling work with the LGBTUA+ community, Sandra Beaufoy (ED&I Manager) nominated Claire Algar (ED&I Officer) to Stonewall for an award of ‘Ally of the Year for the West Midlands’, and we are delighted to say that Claire was selected to receive this award, which recognises her commitment and dedication to supporting people who identify as LGBTUA+.
Read more on the Stonewall's Ally of the Year for the West Midlands 2018.
Athena SWAN Silver Charter Mark award to 2022
The University has retained its Silver Athena SWAN Charter Mark in the 2018 submission round. The charter mark is an important indicator of work undertaken to address gender equality in academia and professional and support roles. Two departments also secured awards – with Politics and International Studies (PAIS) receiving a Bronze award and Life Sciences progressing from Bronze to Silver.
Read more on the Athena SWAN Silver Charter Mark award to 2022.
Comment on Stonewall's 'LGBT in Britain - University Report'
Recently, Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people across England, Scotland and Wales about their life in Britain today. This report, part of a series based on the research, investigates the specific experiences of 522 LGBT university students who took part.
Read more on Chris Ennew's comment on Stonewall's 'LGBT in Britain - University Report'.
ED&I Engineering and Physical Sciences funding announced
Eleven projects have been launched at universities across the UK to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within engineering and the physical sciences. The projects have been funded with £5.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) via the Inclusion Matters call. Warwick will partner on two of these projects.
Read more on the ED&I engineering and physical sciences funding announcement.
Announcement on REC Status
We have not been successful in securing this recognition at this time. The awarding body commended the honesty and clear commitment from senior leaders and management, the time and effort that has gone into the submission and action plan from the Race Equality Working Group and many others involved and how commissioning an independent report (through Runnymede Trust, a leading independent race equality think tank) helped to inform and structure our action plan.
Read more on the announcement on our REC status.
Statement from the Race Equality Charter Mark Committee following the results of the EU Referendum
As a committee which is focused on Black and Minority Ethnic individuals, we are saddened by the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment which has led to more incidents of racism targeted towards people from these communities. We understand that many members from these communities may be feeling extremely isolated and vulnerable at this point. We would like to share our sense of solidarity with students and staff members at Warwick who belong to these communities. As an international university, Warwick prides itself on the diversity of its students and staff, and, as the vice chancellor stated, the university will do all it can to protect this diversity.
Read more on the RECM Committee statement following the results of the EU referendum.