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 BEDI 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 BEDI 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 BEDI 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 BEDI 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 BEDI initiatives


Poster campaign

The Biology Equality and Diversity committee has begun a poster campaign to emphasise that the School of Biology actively welcomes and promotes diversity among staff and students. Posters have been placed at the entrance to every school building.   

January 16, 2018 | New BEDI initiatives


The SOI Early Careers Network welcome day

Over the summer of 2017, young scientists at the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) set up an early careers network (ECN) within the department to discuss project ideas, share resources and learn from others’ experiences within research. The group has been …

October 10, 2017 | New BEDI initiatives


Biology Equality and Diversity Committee careers event

On 17 January 2017 we held a careers session as part of the annual Biology Postgraduate Student Conference. Our intention was to highlight the diversity of careers available after a Biology PhD to the postgraduate and postdoctoral students in the …

March 26, 2017 | BEDI activities