Athena Swan application highlight: Changes in promotions procedure

In Oct 2015, BE&D reviewed the University’s promotion procedures and, together with the School of Psychology’s E&D committee, produced a joint paper to the Principal’s office. A number of changes were made as a direct result of this review, including: …

February 9, 2018 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


Athena Swan application highlight: Actions undertaken by the E&D committee

The Biology Equality and Diversity Committee has been busy over the past couple of years. The timeline highlights the activities and actions initiated and undertaken by the Committee. These activities will continue on a regular basis, plus new ones are …

January 21, 2018 | Uncategorized


2018 International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we welcome you to a public lecture by Professor Eleanor Riley:   Combatting Malaria: Using the Immune System for Prevention, Treatments and Control   Friday 23 February, 1pm at …

January 21, 2018 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


Athena Swan application highlight: Committee turnover policy

Committee turnover policy (excerpt from our submission)                              Goal: unbiased representation for committee members and chairs Action: Development of an advisory tenure for committee chairs (3-5 years dependent on committee) and policy for opening up positions to new applicants: Advertisement by email …

January 12, 2018 | Uncategorized


Athena Swan application highlight: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias (excerpt from our submission) In 2016 we increased frequency of monitoring of staff training completion, sending bi-monthly reminders to staff who had not undertaken relevant modules. We have increased uptake: Bias training increased from 17% (2015) to 76% …

December 21, 2017 | Uncategorized


Insight Interview Series – Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff, an associate lecturer in Biology, has taken part in the Insight Interview Series, a monthly interview series by the Student Physics Society designed to promote links between staff and students.  Verena discusses how she became involved in …

December 10, 2017 | Uncategorized


UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture

Our (postponed) inaugural public lecture celebrating the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, entitled “Ageing Healthily”, was presented by Professor Dame Linda Partridge, on 10 November in the Byre Theatre. Researchers, students and members of the …

December 2, 2017 | Uncategorized