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


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 | 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