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Social Inclusion Strategy

The University of Warwick’s purpose, to achieve excellence with purpose in education and research is supported by four strategic priorities: Innovation, Inclusion, Regional Leadership, and Internationalisation. The Social Inclusion Strategy will help Warwick to re-imagine the original purpose of setting up the University in 1965, to ‘increase access to higher education’. Through this Strategy, the University aspires to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that have prevented people from working, studying and succeeding at Warwick, and to be recognised as best in class in its approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, for staff and students by 2030.


Here you can see an overview of the Social Inclusion Strategy, and you can read the Strategy in full using the links below.


Our strategic objectives to 2030 are to:

  • Increase the diversity of Warwick’s staff and students to maximise creativity and innovation of its talent.
  • Develop a culture that supports students and staff in achieving their potential.
  • Become an internationally recognised leader in social inclusion.


Our strategy is about removing economic, social, and cultural barriers that have prevented people from accessing and succeeding at Warwick. Given the nature of the barriers, and their prevalence in wider society, we know that this is a long term and challenging programme of work. But: our ambition is to get really good at this, learning from our work and building on our successes.

Key Performance Indicators

Our objectives for Social Inclusion are to increase diversity of thought for greater innovation and creativity and to develop an inclusive culture. We have identified a number of KPIs to support these objectives, focusing on improving widening participation student access, closing the Black awarding gap, increasing diversity of staff at senior levels, and closing the University's pay gaps.