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


Fellowship writing workshop

Are you thinking about applying for an Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) in the UK in the near future? You don’t know what an IRF is? (More information can be found here). The Equality and Diversity Committee of the School of …

January 23, 2020 | BE&D activities


Nature article on privacy and role models

Sascha Hooker, the School of Biology E&D Chair, has written an article entitled ‘Academics must balance privacy and honesty to become great role models’, which was published as a Nature article. Sascha draws on her own experiences to discuss the …

January 12, 2020 | Celebrating success


Young Scientist Award

Many congratulations to Dr Barbara Klump who has been awarded the 2019 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in the Category “Ecology and Environment”. The prize (10,000 USD) is annually awarded for outstanding doctoral research in the previous two …

November 22, 2019 | Celebrating success


Marine Science in St Andrews

The new Scottish Oceans Institute features a public exhibition and outreach area – The Beverley and Frank MacInnis Gallery. This opened on 30 September 2019 with a specially designed exhibit showing some of the history of marine science in St …

October 29, 2019 | E&D activities with external impact


Cassie Stoddard to give the 2020 Women and Girls in Science public lecture

Princeton biologist Mary (Cassie) Stoddard will give the 2020 Women and Girls in Science Public Lecture in The Byre Theatre on March 16th. Her lecture, entitled “The Extraordinary World of Birds and their Eggs”, will describe Cassie’s groundbreaking research into …

October 11, 2019 | BE&D activities


Presentation on ‘Embedding Equality and Diversity into Biology Tutorials’

Dr Jacqueline Nairn gave a presentation on ‘Embedding Equality and Diversity into Biology Tutorials’ to the 2019 Annual Teaching Biology in Higher Education Network hosted by the University of the West of Scotland on 27th August 2019. This was attended …

September 21, 2019 | BE&D activities