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


Careers bookmark

During the International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture today the Biology Equality and Diversity Committee will be distributing bookmarks highlighting a new webpage discussing some of the careers options for school students, undergraduates, and postgraduates studying biology. …

February 5, 2019 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture


Grant exemplars online

One of our Athena SWAN silver award action points was to ensure there were recent successful grant exemplars online to help colleagues with their applications. These are now available on bioInternal.

January 15, 2019 | New BE&D initiatives


Promotion workshop

The academic promotions workshop took place on the 4th December 2018 in the BMS lecture theatre. There were presentations from Mhairi Stewart (Head of HR) and Malcolm White laying out the structure of the promotions procedure, how it is viewed …

January 15, 2019 | BE&D activities


Resources for post-docs

A new section entitled ‘Resources for post-docs’ has been created on the E&D website, which can be found here. Please let us know (eqdivcom@st-andrews.ac.uk) if there is any other useful information which we have missed.

January 7, 2019 | New BE&D initiatives


Athena SWAN action plan

Implementation of the Athena SWAN action plan is now accessible to all staff, and can be viewed here. Further information on our Athena SWAN silver award submission and feedback can be found here.

January 5, 2019 | New BE&D initiatives


No bullying/no harassment poster

The Equality and Diversity Committee has designed an anti-bullying and anti-harassment poster which will be displayed in all School of Biology buildings. This provides contact numbers directing students and staff to where they should seek advice or support if needed. …

June 29, 2018 | New BE&D initiatives


Initiative by the E&D committee: student profiles

In addition to the case studies and testimonials of staff which are available on the E&D website, the E&D committee suggested it would be useful to have some student profiles available online to help with recruitment and demonstrate to our …

May 4, 2018 | New BE&D initiatives


Biology Society International Women in Science Day event

On the 12th February, the University of St Andrews Biology Society (BioSoc) launched their student-led event in honour of International Women in Science Day, in collaboration with other science-related societies within the University. The event was opened by our guest …

February 18, 2018 | New BE&D initiatives


BioSoc event for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

In honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Biology Society of the University of St Andrews will be hosting a free event celebrating the achievements and careers of women working across the science faculties. Professor Clare …

February 6, 2018 | New BE&D initiatives