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Membership 2018/19

The Provost, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor or Academic Vice-President (Chair)

Professor Christine Ennew

Six members of the Academic staff, comprising two representatives from each of the three Faculties, appointed by the Senate on the recommendation of the Boards of the Faculties



Dr Linda Shortt


Science, Engineering and Medicine

Professor Gary Bending

Dr Kirstie Haywood

Social Sciences

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira

Dr Thomas Crowther

Two Students' Union Sabbatical Officers

Jemma Ansell

Larissa Kennedy

The Dean of Students, or nominee

Professor Louise Gracia

One member of Contract Research staff

Dr Mairi Ann Cullen

Two members of staff from the professional services on grades 6 – 9, appointed by the Registrar

Dr Martin Mik
Antony Brewerton

Two members of staff from the professional services on grades 1a – 5, appointed by the Registrar

Patricia Burke
Wai-Wah Tsang

One Senior Manager from the Campus and Commercial Services Group (CCSG) areas, appointed by the Registrar

Mark Potter

One member appointed by and from the Office for Global Engagement, appointed by the Registrar Claire O’Leary

One member external to the University

Dr Neil Bentley

The Chair of the Equality and Diversity Network Group

Rosalind Roke

The Director of the People Group, or nominee

Geraldine Mills

Director of Social Inclusion

Kulbir Shergill

Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Hannah Friend

The Head of Disability Services

Despina Weber / Kathryn Fisher

A representative of the Estates Office

Duncan Stiles

One Co-opted member

Dr Joanna Collingwood

Representative from the Chaplaincy

Rev. Kate Pearson

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Terms of Reference

(a) To devise, co-ordinate and monitor steps taken by the University to comply with the Equality Act 2010, with particular regard to the protected characteristics: age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity and marriage or civil partnership.

(b) To review and develop the University’s Equality and Diversity Policies, to monitor the implementation of the University’s Equality and Diversity Policies and to ensure that all such documentation complies with the law and is effectively disseminated to University staff and other members of the University.

(c) To advise the Council, the Senate and other University bodies on policy matters and practice relating to equality and diversity.

(d) To consult widely with all relevant groups within the University in pursuance of its terms of reference.

(e) To monitor the composition of the University’s workforce and student body.

(f) To monitor the University’s practice on the admission of students and the recruitment of staff.

(g) To prepare and maintain an institutional plan of action to ensure that equal opportunities policies are translated into programmes of action and report annually to the Senate and the Council.

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Reporting Structure

The Equality and Diversity Committee reports to the Council and the Senate. It also liaises with the Equality and Diversity Network.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Sandra Beaufoy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
(S dot Beaufoy at warwick dot ac dot uk) or ext: 74479

Assistant Secretary: Claire Algar, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
(C dot Algar at warwick dot ac dot uk) or ext: 22356

Papers for consideration by the Equality and Diversity Committee should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Dates of meetings of the Equality and Diversity Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

The Timetable is published and updated online and should be referred to when verifying arrangements through the academic year.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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You may like to see:

Equality and Diversity web site