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Excellence in Gender Equality Award

The Warwick Institutional Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team and the Gender Taskforce are delighted to announce that following the continued success of the Excellence in Gender Equality awardsLink opens in a new window last year, we have launched our 2023 awards to acknowledge the ongoing commitment to gender equality and to share best practice.

Warwick is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity, and where students and staff can study and work free from discrimination and harassment. The Excellence in Gender Equality award recognises and celebrates individuals and teams that are making a positive difference within the gender equality agenda in support of this overall commitment.

This year's award will recognise an individual staff member, a student and a team (staff, student, or staff and student) who have contributed to the enhancement of gender equality here at Warwick, during the last two years. This impact will be demonstrated through a commitment to building more inclusive environments and experiences through their everyday behaviours and/or delivery of specific projects or initiatives.

The winners of the awards will receive a trophy (designed by Ant Brewerton, and made in-house by our School of Engineering) and a certificate to recognise their success.

Alongside the award winners, the judging panel often recognise students, staff and initiatives that they feel should have further mention. These are recognised with the presentation of a 'Highly Commended' or 'Commended' certificates.

Winners, Highly Commended, and Commended recipients (and their activities) will also be spotlighted through internal communications coverage, subject to their consent.

We look forward to receiving your incredible submissions.


This award is open to all staff and students (individuals and teams).

There is:

  • One Individual Staff award
  • One Individual Student award
  • One team award (for staff, students or both).

Staff and students can nominate themselves/their teams and/or others who have contributed to enhancing gender equality here at Warwick.

How to apply

When the next cycle opens, please use the online application form below to submit your nomination

To apply applicants can submit a short video (no longer than five minutes)...

OR a description document (up to 500 words plus illustrations)...

...of a particular initiative and/or behaviour(s) that has contributed to creating environments that help to foster gender equality and a more positive experience for all staff and students.

To note

  • The 2023 award cycle is now closed!
    Information in this section will be updated when the next award cycle opens!
  • The activity, initiative or commitment submitted for this award must have taken place within the 2021/22 or 2022/23 academic year.
  • If submitting a video, the judges will focus on the content, not the technical quality of the recording itself. You can upload your video directly using the form below. You can also include a link to an external hosting platform (e.g., YouTube) where we can view your video.

Previous Winners

Read more about people who have won the award in previous years:



Please apply using the form below:

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions. Thank you for your time.