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Awards and Accreditations

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The University works towards a number of charters and benchmarking exercises which allow us to measure our progress on inclusion and identify areas for improvement.

Learn more about the awards the University is working towards using the links below:

Athena Swan

Athena Swan is a framework to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. In committing to the principles of the Athena Swan Charter, we recognise that we join a global community with a shared goal of addressing gender inequalities and embedding inclusive cultures. Warwick holds a Silver Athena Swan award.

Carer Confident

The Carer Confident benchmarking scheme assists employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are, or will become, carers and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace.

Disability Smart

Disability Smart is a whole-organisation disability management audit to help organisations measure and improve on performance for disabled customers, clients or service users, employees, and stakeholders. Warwick was awarded a Bronze in 2021.

HR Excellence in Research

The HREiR award recognises effective implementation of the 'European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers' which sets out principles for good working conditions for researchers. Warwick has held the HR Excellence in Research Award since 2012.

Menopause Friendly Accreditation

The Menopause Friendly accreditation recognises employers who are clear how they support menopause in the workplace, create an environment where menopause can be talked about easily, and put the right support in place for their colleagues. Warwick is recognised as 'Committed to being a Menopause Friendly Employer'.

Positive Allies

The Positive Allies charter mark demonstrates that an organisation is committed to challenging stigma and being friendly towards, and inclusive of, people living with HIV. Warwick has achieved Level One of the Positive Allies charter.

Race at Work Charter

The Race at Work Charter focuses on seven calls to action to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels in an organisation. We are proud to be a signatory of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter.

Race Equality Charter

The Race Equality Charter aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. It provides a framework through which institutions work to self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. Warwick holds a Bronze REC award.

Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace. In the 2022 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Warwick was ranked 122 out of 403 and awarded Gold.

University of Sanctuary

Higher Education Institutions in the UK have a proud and radical tradition of supporting refugees and people in the asylum system. The University of Sanctuary award recognises commitment to creating a culture of safety, solidarity, and empowerment for people seeking sanctuary within, and beyond, university campuses. Warwick has been recognised as a University of Sanctuary since 2017.