Success in the 2018 promotions round

Many congratulations to the seven members of staff who were successful in the annual promotions round: Sonja Heinrich, Ildiko Somorjai and Judith Sleeman have been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Lars Boehme and Carl Smith have been promoted to Reader. Andy …

June 29, 2018 | Uncategorized


No bullying/no harassment poster

The Equality and Diversity Committee has designed an anti-bullying and anti-harassment poster which will be displayed in all School of Biology buildings. This provides contact numbers directing students and staff to where they should seek advice or support if needed. …

June 29, 2018 | Uncategorized


School of Biology receives an Athena Swan silver award

The School of Biology is delighted to be awarded an Athena Swan silver award. This is the culmination of work by the Biology Equality and Diversity committee, led by Sascha Hooker, on behalf of all staff and students who  responded …

May 7, 2018 | Uncategorized


Initiative by the E&D committee: student profiles

In addition to the case studies and testimonials of staff which are available on the E&D website, the E&D committee suggested it would be useful to have some student profiles available online to help with recruitment and demonstrate to our …

May 4, 2018 | Uncategorized


Athena Swan application highlight: Development of flexible working policy

Our previous application for an Athena Swan bronze award identified the need to promote flexible working in the School. We have responded by: Clarification of the flexible working policy included in the School of Biology Handbook. Case studies of staff …

April 27, 2018 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


2018 International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture

On  23 February 2018, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a public lecture from invited speaker Professor Eleanor Riley. The lecture ‘Combatting Malaria: Using the Immune System for Prevention, Treatments and Control’ was a …

March 13, 2018 | Uncategorized


Athena Swan application highlight: Engagement with HR policy revision

The BE&D committee has provided substantial and detailed feedback (both solicited and unsolicited) on HR policies when issues arise. For example: Keeping in touch days (for those on parental leave) are paid at 1/365 annual salary compared to strike days …

March 2, 2018 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


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