Challenges of coronavirus/lockdown on staff survey

Lockdown and the coronavirus threat are presenting many new challenges for staff in the School of Biology, particularly in juggling work with family and other personal commitments. The School of Biology’s Equality and Diversity Committee has launched a short survey …

June 15, 2020 | BE&D activities


Addressing racism and prejudice

Statement to all members of staff and students in the School of Biology: The horrific George Floyd incident and resulting unrest, combined with other high-profile occurrences of racial prejudice, initiatives such as black lives matter, and ethnicity related discrepancies in …

June 6, 2020 | BE&D activities


Election to the Academic Senate

A member of the School of Biology, Dr Tracey Gloster, has been elected by her peers to represent the Life Sciences constituency on Academic Senate. Senate provides academic governance within the University and considers business associated with research, learning and …

June 2, 2020 | Celebrating success


Guidelines for organising a diverse conference/workshop

As one of the actions for our silver Athena Swan Award, we have compiled a list of suggestions for organising a diverse and gender-balanced conference or workshop. A downloadable “In a Nutshell” one page summary of these suggestions can be …

May 29, 2020 | BE&D activities


Highlighting mentoring schemes

The BE&D committee (primarily Prof. Kevin Laland) has compiled a summary of the major mentorship schemes for which staff in the School of Biology may be eligible. Several of these provide mentorship to fellows/postdocs/RAs as well as academic staff. The …

April 29, 2020 | BE&D activities


Promotions Workshop 2020

We held an expanded academic promotions workshop on 14 January 2020, inviting other science schools in the North Haugh to attend.  The format included presentation from Mairi Stewart (Head of HR) and Prof. Malcolm White laying out the structure of …

March 12, 2020 | BE&D activities


United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture postponed

Unfortunately the public lecture to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, organised by the School of Biology Equality & Diversity Committee, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The lecture was to be given by …

March 11, 2020 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture


Public lecture to celebrate United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the School of Biology Equality & Diversity Committee have organised a public lecture. The lecture, entitled “Birds and their eggs” will be given by Dr Mary Cassie Stoddard of …

March 8, 2020 | BE&D activities


Ailsa Hall: Inaugural lecture

On Wednesday 12 February 2020, Professor Ailsa Hall gave her inaugural lecture entitled “The No. 1 Ladies Disease Detective Agency: from mortuaries to marine mammals”.  The recorded lecture can be found here. Ailsa is Director of the Sea Mammal Research …

February 21, 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 | BE&D activities