Challenges of coronavirus/lockdown on staff survey

Lockdown and the coronavirus threat are presenting many new challenges for staff in the School of Biology, particularly in juggling work with family and other personal commitments. The School of Biology’s Equality and Diversity Committee has launched a short survey …

June 15, 2020 | BE&D activities


Addressing racism and prejudice

Statement to all members of staff and students in the School of Biology: The horrific George Floyd incident and resulting unrest, combined with other high-profile occurrences of racial prejudice, initiatives such as black lives matter, and ethnicity related discrepancies in …

June 6, 2020 | BE&D activities


Guidelines for organising a diverse conference/workshop

As one of the actions for our silver Athena Swan Award, we have compiled a list of suggestions for organising a diverse and gender-balanced conference or workshop. A downloadable “In a Nutshell” one page summary of these suggestions can be …

May 29, 2020 | BE&D activities


Highlighting mentoring schemes

The BE&D committee (primarily Prof. Kevin Laland) has compiled a summary of the major mentorship schemes for which staff in the School of Biology may be eligible. Several of these provide mentorship to fellows/postdocs/RAs as well as academic staff. The …

April 29, 2020 | BE&D activities


Promotions Workshop 2020

We held an expanded academic promotions workshop on 14 January 2020, inviting other science schools in the North Haugh to attend.  The format included presentation from Mairi Stewart (Head of HR) and Prof. Malcolm White laying out the structure of …

March 12, 2020 | BE&D activities


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