Values and culture
What we stand for
Our principles below set out our values and expectations of how we behave as a University community, both as individuals and as an institution.
We commit to sharing these principles with all new students and staff members when they arrive at Warwick and underpin our desire to give students the best experience possible whilst studying here.
They facilitate an environment where the ability to voice ideas is at its core, a place in which staff and students operate with mutual respect, with the confidence that equality of opportunity is accessible to all.
These principles represent our expectations of how we behave as a University Community, both as individuals and as an institution. They also inform our approach to taking appropriate action when these expectations are not met.
We treat everyone with respect
Everyone in our community has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their status, rank, grade, belief or any protected characteristic.
Whilst we uphold freedom of expression, ensuring the right of people to express views (within the law) that are unpopular or controversial, we do not accept those views being expressed in ways which do not respect others.
We do not tolerate discrimination
We value each other’s individuality. We do not tolerate discrimination. This includes:
- Bullying and harassment
- Discrimination based on gender reassignment
- Discrimination based on religion or belief
- Discrimination relating to parental status.
- Homophobia, biphobia or discrimination based on sexual orientation
- Racism, colourism or xenophobia
We remove all structural or systemic barriers to equality in the University.
We do not tolerate sexual misconduct, violence or abuse
We support anyone in our community who is subject to any form of sexual misconduct, violence or abuse.
We prioritise their safety and wellbeing, whilst ensuring the dignity of all those involved in any investigations or disciplinary proceedings.
We ensure that victims are responded to in a safe, supportive, trusting environment.
We listen to the voice of the victim when considering sanctions.
Find out more about tackling sexual misconduct, violence or abuse at Warwick.
We keep our campus and community safe
Warwick is a global and connected campus. Our campus and community are welcoming and safe.
We do not tolerate any kind of:
“We” means all of us, students and staff alike
We model the behaviours we expect. We provide visible leadership to drive the cultural change required.
We believe in education as a positive force. We support people to understand our expectations.
We speak out and challenge inappropriate behaviour, where it is safe to do so. We encourage, equip and support people to do so.
When our principles are not adhered to we take prompt action.
We are open and transparent and willing to learn from our mistakes.
We welcome feedback.
We hold ourselves accountable.
Moodle course for current students
If you’re part of our community, you’ll embrace and embody these characteristics throughout your career at Warwick, and ensure that we continue to be true to our principles. We rely on our leaders to demonstrate their commitment to our vision and values, and express this commitment in a meaningful way to inspire the very best in the people around them.