The Athena SWAN journey: top tips and best practice from Gold Award holders

The school of Biology is organising a workshop to share top tips and best practice with three Gold Athena Swan Award holders.   The Athena SWAN journey: top tips and best practice from Gold Award holders Tuesday 11 June 2019, …

May 31, 2019 | BE&D activities


St Andrews PRIDE is Fife’s longest-running LGBT+ pride procession, and is now in its fourth year. The event has grown year on year, and will be followed by a reception event in the Students’ Association.  This year’s event begins at 1pm on Saturday …

April 11, 2019 | University activities


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


Lecture on Neurodiversity, Prof. Sara Rankin

Prof. Sara Rankin from Imperial College London delivered a lecture on ‘Why higher education needs to increase awareness of neurodiversity’ on 20 March 2019. This was hosted by the Biology Equality and Diversity committee, and organised by postgraduate student member …

March 30, 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


International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture 2019

On 5 February 2019, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a public lecture from invited speaker Professor Terrie Williams. The lecture ‘Narwhal Nights: Discoveries Along The Scientific Road Less Travelled’ was a free event. …

March 2, 2019 | BE&D activities


Careers bookmark

During the International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture today the Biology Equality and Diversity Committee will be distributing bookmarks highlighting a new webpage discussing some of the careers options for school students, undergraduates, and postgraduates studying biology. …

February 5, 2019 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture


Watch ‘Narwhal Nights’ lecture online

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science will be marked by a public lecture by Professor Terrie Williams: Narwhal Nights: Discoveries Along The Scientific Road Less Travelled Tuesday 5th February 2019, 1pm at the Byre Theatre. More details …

February 2, 2019 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture


Professor Sascha Hooker

Professor Sascha Hooker joined in the graduation celebrations on Thursday 6 December when she was appointed to the position of professor alongside other colleagues from across the University. As is customary, new professors are presented with a book of their …

January 15, 2019 | Celebrating success


Grant exemplars online

One of our Athena SWAN silver award action points was to ensure there were recent successful grant exemplars online to help colleagues with their applications. These are now available on bioInternal.

January 15, 2019 | New BE&D initiatives