School of Biology Staff Wellbeing: Resources & Support Event

On 22 January 2021 we held a Staff Wellbeing Teams Event to present information about the Resources and Support available here at the University of St Andrews.   Event programme 10:00: Prof Frank Gunn Moore, Head of School and Prof …

February 10, 2021 | BEDI activities


School of Biology Staff Wellbeing: Resources & Support Event 

All Biology staff are invited to attend the Staff Wellbeing: Resources & Support event on Friday 22nd January 2021 at 10am on Teams. The aim of this event is to signpost where staff can source help/support/information on staff & student …

January 15, 2021 | BEDI activities


School of Biology Open Discussion on Racism in Academia

The School held an online open discussion of racism in academia on Friday 9th Oct 2020. The aim of this School-wide event was to initiate an open conversation about the impact of racism, discrimination and bias on students and staff in …

November 5, 2020 | BAME activities


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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI activities