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Social Inclusion Staff Award

The winners of the 2022 Social Inclusion Staff Award are Claire Edden and Damien Homer. Read more about our winners and runners up here.

Thank you to everyone who made nominations and for all the great work colleagues are doing in this area.


Social Inclusion at the University of Warwick is about removing economic, social, and cultural barriers that have prevented people from working, studying, and succeeding. Our vision is that by 2030, Warwick University will be recognised as best in class for our approach to equality, diversity, and inclusion for students, staff, and the partners and communities that we work with.

There is much to celebrate in our progress on social inclusion and widening participation, and in particular we’d like to recognise staff contributions to making Warwick a better place to live, study, and work.

The award will be presented to those who have made an outstanding contribution to progressing social inclusion at Warwick in one or more of the following areas:

  • Celebrating diversity: Raising awareness and understanding of social inclusion issues, celebrating diversity e.g., through communications campaigns and events, or promoting Warwick as a University committed to diversity and inclusion.
  • Supporting an inclusive culture: Creating a working and learning environment which values difference and in which everyone feels that they belong and can thrive. This could include working to develop more inclusive curriculum, ensuring representation of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences in materials, and/or engaging with inclusion topics in teaching.
  • Demonstrating leadership: Demonstrating leadership on social inclusion work and influencing change for a specific group, within a team, department, or the wider University, or collaborating with external partners on social inclusion work.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact .

Good luck!

Who can apply

All staff are eligible for the award. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Applications for both individual and team efforts are welcomed.

How to apply

Please submit a short explanation (approximately 500 words) of the nomination, the impact of the work, and why you think it should win using the form below. This can be submitted in any format you prefer – text, video, audio. If you need to submit in a different way, please contact .

When to apply

The deadline for applications was Sunday 15 May 2022. The award will be announced at the Warwick Inclusion Conference on Thursday 16 June 2022. The top three nominations shortlisted will be shared at the conference (by nominators or nominees - we will notify you in advance to allow time to prepare for the conference).


Applications for the 2022 award have now closed

We will let staff know once nominations for the 2023 award are open.

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