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Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion concerns every member of our community. At Warwick, 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.


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. We understand that simply having diversity in our work force and student body is not enough; we must create an inclusive environment where everyone can excel.


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.

For more information, go to our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion webpages.

Your experience at Warwick

We provide a warm and inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting all individuals' differences. We welcome applications from people who identify with any of the protected characteristics.

The Diversity and Inclusion team supports a number of staff network groups:

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 Claire Algar (, who will be happy to respond to your questions.


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.


The HR Excellence in Research Awards are the most sought afhr_01-1024x693.jpgter 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.