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Living as a community

The University expects all members of the University to recognise their responsibilities. We have guiding principles which set out expected community behaviours and we are committed to ensuring a living, working and learning environment in which all University members are treated fairly - with dignity and respect. An environment where bullying and harassment are not tolerated.

It is important to us at Warwick that you:

  • Behave in a way that respects the rights and dignity of others
  • Treat others fairly
  • Display courtesy and good manners in every interaction appreciating that individuals have different styles and expectations
  • Value differences in others and the contribution they make
  • Study and live within the University on a cooperative basis
  • Demonstrate commitment to upholding the University's policy on equality, diversity and inclusion

This includes how you conduct yourself whilst living in residential halls.

This online residential handbook Life in Halls gives you guidance on how to live successfully alongside others in halls. The rules provide a framework for communal living and the expectations set out by the Residential Community Team.


The University and the Students' Union regard all forms of harassment, including bullying, as unacceptable and are prepared to take disciplinary action against offenders. Both the University and the Students' Union are committed to creating a community that is free from harassment and discrimination. Harassment is unlawful. It can affect your living and working conditions, and your physical and mental health. The University has a comprehensive Dignity at Warwick policy, the full details of which can be found on the Diversity and Inclusion website.

The University's Dignity at Warwick policy for staff and students seeks to tackle harassment and bullying by emphasising positive behaviour and the responsibilities that we all have to challenge inappropriate behaviour when we see it.

These values are important to our community, and you will be expected to adopt and uphold these values whilst you are a student here at Warwick.

Dignity at Warwick

The University's Dignity at Warwick policy (see the link above) includes information on the rights and responsibilities of all members of the University community. It also sets out the student complaints resolution pathway process to follow if you feel that you are being subjected to harassment or bullying. The student complaints procedure can be found on the Feedback and Complaints website.