Mediation service

The University has launched a new Mediation Service, which is for everyone in the University of St Andrews community who wants to resolve disagreement informally. The Service works with individuals or groups who are seeking a collaborative and inclusive framework …

December 21, 2020 | University activities


LGBT STEM week

LGBT STEM week was spearheaded by the Physics and Astronomy School President, assisted by other STEM schools including Biology.  Over 250 students from across the science faculty joined in the celebration of LGBT+ STEM Week in some form, via in-person …

December 18, 2020 | LGBT activities


School of Biology Open Discussion on Racism in Academia

The School held an online open discussion of racism in academia on Friday 9th Oct 2020. The aim of this School-wide event was to initiate an open conversation about the impact of racism, discrimination and bias on students and staff in …

November 5, 2020 | BAME activities


Report and support tool

If you or someone you know has experienced bullying, discrimination, abuse, assault or harassment of any sort, you can report such incidents anonymously using the University’s Report and Support tool, which is aligned to institutional policies. You can also choose …

November 2, 2020 | University activities


Nature article on racism in academia

Kevin Laland, the School of Biology ED&I vice-chair, has written an article entitled “Racism in Academia, and why the ‘little things’ matter, which was published as a Nature article. Kevin draws on his own experiences to highlight that it is …

September 2, 2020 | ED&I activities with external impact


Biology students win Global Challenges Program

School of Biology students Salma Ali and Radhe Kumar were the winners of this year’s Global Challenges Program with their entry “A plan to nurture and maintain a thriving diverse and inclusive community in the University of St. Andrews”.  Their …

August 29, 2020 | Celebrating success


Annual report 2019

The annual equality and diversity report is available for 2019. This report does not consider centrally-held data (e.g., school composition), which are currently under particular scrutiny for the Athena Swan Application. We check the school-held data for our annual equality …

August 22, 2020 | BEDI reports


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 | BEDI 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 | BEDI 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