LGBT STEM week was spearheaded by the Physics and Astronomy School President, assisted by other STEM schools including Biology. Over 250 students from across the science faculty joined in the celebration of LGBT+ STEM Week in some form, via in-person events, online events, events run by societies, getting involved in the Make A Rainbow challenge, or attending Pride in STEM’s events. This was a fantastic result for the first event of this type and scale!
Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, including:
‘This week feels so nice and inclusive. As a fresher, I was scared before coming that I wouldn’t be accepted, but this has made me feel so welcome’ and
‘St Andrews has been my home for a long time now, but now I feel more accepted and at home than ever’.