Public lecture to celebrate United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the School of Biology Equality & Diversity Committee have organised a public lecture. The lecture, entitled “Birds and their eggs” will be given by Dr Mary Cassie Stoddard of …

March 8, 2020 | BE&D activities


Fellowship writing workshop

A  Fellowship writing workshop was organised by early career researchers on the E&D committee, which took place on 5 February. Obtaining an Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) enables an individual to become a PI in an institution of their choice, but …

February 21, 2020 | BE&D activities


Fellowship writing workshop

Are you thinking about applying for an Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) in the UK in the near future? You don’t know what an IRF is? (More information can be found here). The Equality and Diversity Committee of the School of …

January 23, 2020 | BE&D activities


Cassie Stoddard to give the 2020 Women and Girls in Science public lecture

Princeton biologist Mary (Cassie) Stoddard will give the 2020 Women and Girls in Science Public Lecture in The Byre Theatre on March 16th. Her lecture, entitled “The Extraordinary World of Birds and their Eggs”, will describe Cassie’s groundbreaking research into …

October 11, 2019 | BE&D activities


Presentation on ‘Embedding Equality and Diversity into Biology Tutorials’

Dr Jacqueline Nairn gave a presentation on ‘Embedding Equality and Diversity into Biology Tutorials’ to the 2019 Annual Teaching Biology in Higher Education Network hosted by the University of the West of Scotland on 27th August 2019. This was attended …

September 21, 2019 | BE&D activities


The Athena SWAN journey: sharing top tips and best practice from Gold departmental award holders

On 11th June 2019, we held a workshop to share and promote best practice between institutions and departments applying for Athena SWAN awards. Three Athena SWAN Gold Award Holders spoke about their Athena SWAN journey: Dr Caroline Dessent, Department of …

June 23, 2019 | BE&D activities


The Athena SWAN journey: top tips and best practice from Gold Award holders

The school of Biology is organising a workshop to share top tips and best practice with three Gold Athena Swan Award holders.   The Athena SWAN journey: top tips and best practice from Gold Award holders Tuesday 11 June 2019, …

May 31, 2019 | BE&D activities


Careers session for PhD and postdocs

We ran another successful postgraduate and postdoctoral careers session during this year’s postgraduate conference on 19 March. Unfortunately two of our (male) speakers had to cancel at the last minute, but our remaining three speakers did an excellent job: Chance …

April 7, 2019 | BE&D activities


Lecture on Neurodiversity, Prof. Sara Rankin

Prof. Sara Rankin from Imperial College London delivered a lecture on ‘Why higher education needs to increase awareness of neurodiversity’ on 20 March 2019. This was hosted by the Biology Equality and Diversity committee, and organised by postgraduate student member …

March 30, 2019 | BE&D activities


International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture 2019

On 5 February 2019, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a public lecture from invited speaker Professor Terrie Williams. The lecture ‘Narwhal Nights: Discoveries Along The Scientific Road Less Travelled’ was a free event. …

March 2, 2019 | BE&D activities