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


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