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Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index 2020

January 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 LGBTQUA+ 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).

Provost Chris Ennew said:

“The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team with support from the Rainbow Taskforce and community have been instrumental in driving change here at Warwick and it’s great to see their work recognised through the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index. We are committed to the creation of a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all – students, staff, and visitors – and the Stonewall Index gives us that ability to benchmark ourselves, both against other Universities and organisations beyond HE. It’s great to see that we have risen by almost forty places in the last year, but will still have significant work to do to embed our commitment to creating a genuinely inclusive culture and environment on campus”.

Warwick has have undertaken many initiatives to underpin the work towards the Index, including:

  • Scrutinized all HR policies to ensure the language is gender neutral and does not discriminate against any individual or groups of individuals due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Increased the membership of the Rainbow Taskforce and set strategic objectives, which is co-chaired by one Academic staff member, one Professional Services staff member, and one student representative.
  • Further developed the LGBTQUA+ Supporters programme which was initially launched in 2017, now over 500 Supporters have signed up.
  • Worked closely with the SU to produce a Trans Web Portal hosted on the ED&I webpages.
  • Developed the Pronouns: Let’s Get it Right campaign (including badges, email signature).
  • Produced a Gender Neutral Language guide.
  • Held extensive events, including Growing up LGBTQUA+ Through the Decades and the Stonewall 50 celebrations in June 2019.
  • Invited Jessica Lynn, world-renowned American trans advocate, educator, and activist to tell her personal story – Jessica Lynn’s Trans Journey.
  • Held an annual Schools event, inviting 20-30 students who identify as LGBTQUA+ during LGBTQUA+ History Month.

Read more about the work we do on LGBTQUA+ equality on the LGBTQUA+ Initiatives webpage.

Find out more about the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.

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Training and Learning

Charters - including Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index (LGBTQUA+ equality benchmarking exercise)

Taskforces and SIC - including Rainbow Taskforce

Staff Networks - including LGBTQUA+ Networks

Policies - including Trans and Gender Reassignment Policy

Events - including LGBTQUA+ History Month