Careers session for PhD and postdocs

We ran another successful postgraduate and postdoctoral careers session during this year’s postgraduate conference on 19 March. Unfortunately two of our (male) speakers had to cancel at the last minute, but our remaining three speakers did an excellent job: Chance …

April 7, 2019 | BE&D activities


Early career researcher Q&A session with Prof. Terrie Williams

Our Q&A event for early-careers researchers, following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture, was widely appreciated by the range of students and postdoctoral researchers who attended. The event was led by Prof. Kevin Laland, and …

March 6, 2019 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture


Marine Mammal Science MSc students meet Dr Asha de Vos

One woman whale show! The Marine Mammal Science MSc students met with the inspirational and charismatic cetacean scientist, Dr Asha de Vos. As a St Andrew’s alumni herself, Asha proved to the excited and awe-stricken students that the sky is …

December 19, 2018 | Student/ECR activities


Early career researcher Q&A session

On 23 February 2018, we celebrated the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a public lecture, which was followed by an early career researcher Q&A session with two esteemed professors in science: Professor Eleanor Riley …

March 13, 2018 | BE&D activities


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


Postgraduate careers event

On 23rd January 2018, the post-graduate members of the BE&D committee hosted our second annual Postgraduate Careers Event as part of the Biology Postgraduate Research Conference. Our intention was to highlight the diversity of careers available post-PhD, and this year …

February 9, 2018 | BE&D activities


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


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 BE&D 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 | BE&D activities