At Warwick we thrive on difference. One of the key objectives of our Social Inclusion Strategy is to increase diversity, because diversity of thought leads to innovation and creativity. Having meaningful interactions with people who are different and unfamiliar to oneself, representing different experiences and approaches, brings fresh challenge to ways of thinking and doing things.
We believe that through dialogue, understanding, and the exploration of ideas, we can develop an inclusive culture that truly recognises, respects, and fosters diversity, where everyone is supported to achieve their potential. Respectful curiosity is a must!
Freedom of speech is a key part of developing this culture, and of the higher education experience. Universities stand for unwavering values and behaviours: for excellence, for the positive impact of our work on society, for rejecting intolerance, and for both academic freedom and freedom of speech.
We are holding a series of events to explore freedom of speech and challenging topics; we hope you will join us for engaging discussion in this important area. Keep an eye out in staff and student communications for upcoming events, and see details of all of the events in the series below.
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