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Diversity and Inclusion

The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion concerns all of us and is the responsibility of all members of our community. It is expected that everyone contributes to ensure the University continues to be a safe, welcoming and productive environment, where there is equality of opportunity, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. We understand that simply having diversity in our work force and student body is not enough; we must create an inclusive environment where all people can contribute and reach their full potential.

Inclusion is engaging the uniqueness and talents, beliefs, backgrounds, capabilities and ways of working of all individuals, joined in a common endeavour, to create a culture of belonging, in which people feel valued and respected.

Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally. The Equality Act provides protection from discrimination on the nine Protected Characteristics.

Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

For more information go to our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion pages.

Working at Warwick

The University of Warwick provides a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting all individuals' differences. For all our vacancies, applications from people who identify with any of the Protected Characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation are welcome to apply, as there is a under-representation in our workforce profile.

The Diversity and Inclusion team supports a number of staff network groups, such as BME, Disability, LGBT+, Working Parents and Carers. Existing and new staff are welcome to join any of the Networks, who in some cases offer a buddy scheme for new members as an additional support mechanism. Any staff wishing to potentially join a Network but requiring further information can contact Claire Algar ( ).

If you are considering applying for a position at Warwick, and wish to have more information on D&I activities/initiatives or on a particular Staff Network Group, please do not hesitate to contact either Claire (email contact above), who will be happy to respond to your questions.

Full information on our equality, diversity and inclusion can be found on our dedicated pages here


hr_01-1024x693.jpgThe HR Excellence in Research Awards are the most sought after and prestigious in the industry. We have maintained our award since first applying in 2012 - the University successfully achieved its four year review in 2017 and will undertake a further review in 2019.


athena swan memberWarwick currently holds an institutional Silver Athena award and all science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) departments hold either a Bronze or Silver award.
The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. A number of Social Science and Arts departments now hold Athena Bronze awards or are working towards a submission - view a full list of departmental awards

Warwick has committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark which works to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The University submitted its Race Equality Charter Mark application in July 2017, the outcome of which will be known at the beginning of the next academic year.


stonewall_blue_logo.jpgStonewall is a charity that campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Warwick is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Workplace Equality Index 2018, due for submission in September 2017.

Staff Network Groups

We are pleased to support the development of staff networks and invite staff to express an interest in joining one of the staff network groups.