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

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

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 ( 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