SULSA opportunities for Early Career Researchers

On 14 April 2021, Alison Dun gave an online presentation to our Early Career staff and students, to introduce SULSA (Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance). Her presentation included information and advice about activities coming up, general information about career progression …

April 19, 2021 | Student/ECR activities


Biology students win Global Challenges Program

School of Biology students Salma Ali and Radhe Kumar were the winners of this year’s Global Challenges Program with their entry “A plan to nurture and maintain a thriving diverse and inclusive community in the University of St. Andrews”.  Their …

August 29, 2020 | Celebrating success


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


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 | BEDI activities


Young Scientist Award

Many congratulations to Dr Barbara Klump who has been awarded the 2019 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in the Category “Ecology and Environment”. The prize (10,000 USD) is annually awarded for outstanding doctoral research in the previous two …

November 22, 2019 | Celebrating success


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 | BEDI 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


Women in STEM event

The University of St Andrews society Women In Work, which promotes female participation in all careers and seeks to break down socio-economic, ethnic and gender barriers, has organised a Women in STEM event. Women in Work is the only student-run, …

January 28, 2019 | Student/ECR activities


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 | BEDI activities