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Online 'Unconscious Bias Training Module launched! complete here

Connection in Advanced Dementia

24 May 2016 at 12-1:30pm + 7pm, Byre Theatre - As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Maggie Ellis of the School of Psychology & Neuroscience will give a lecture about a new approach to communicating with individuals with advanced dementia called ‘Adaptive Interaction’. Audience members will receive a book on the approach, which is included in the ticket price.

Chrysalis In collaboration with artist Sophie McKay Knight, has started to address issues of diversity in science as they exist in our corner of the globe. The paintings are on display in the Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews March-April 2016 as part of Sophie’s solo exhibition launched as a satellite event of the Women in Science Festival - blogpost: Biochemical Society Diversity in Science

Gender-neutral toilets and changing facilities to be introduced in University of St Andrews buildings

Co-existence Initiative Annual Conference

10am-5pm, Sat 16 April 2016, Parliament Hall.

This year, the theme is 'At The Crossroads' and we shall explore where people, societies, ideas and movements meet, and the nature of that interaction. In a year when there has been so much change and upheaval, join us for a conference which will challenge you, anger you, educate you, and inspire you - list of speakers:

  • Dr. Anindya Raychaudhuri - School of English.
  • Prof. Derek Duncan - School of Italian.
  • Prof. Ali Ansari - School of History.
  • Dr. Akhila Yechury - School of History.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Murer - School of International Relations.
  • Prof. Ali Watson - School of International Relations.
  • Mehri Niknam MBE - Founder and Executive Director of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation.
Getting More Woman into Tech Careers - Lecture by Dr Maria Klawe
  • Open to: All staff and students, Alumni and Public
  • Weds 30 March 2016, 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM, Physics Lecture Theatre A
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  • A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, Dr Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. 

Race and Racism in Higher Education 

5pm, Weds 2 Mar 2016 - St Mary’s College, Lecture Room 1

"Witness” (a film produced by UCU and chronicling the lived experiences of UCU black members in post-16 education)

Roundtable discussion: Jackie Ashkin, SRC Member for Racial Equality; Dr Lenore Bell, School of English; Dr Akira O’Connor, School of Psychology; Dr Gurchathen Sanghera, School of International Relations.

Race Equality in HE 2 Mar 2016 (PDF, 1,430 KB)

Race Eq in HE 2 Mar 2016 image

St Andrews LGBT Pride Parade: Sat 6 Feb 2016 - commencing from St. Salvator’s Quad at 12pm and begin to march at 12:30pm culminating at the Students Union (St Mary's Place), stalls from organisations in the Main Bar area from 1pm - download map: St Andrews Pride Parade 6 Feb 2016 (PDF, 745 KB)

St Andrews Pride Parade 6 Feb 2016 map

 Peir Walk, 7pm 27 Jan 2016 by University student Interfaith Steering Group & Equal Opportunities Committee.  Vigil includes reflections, poems, music and a time of silence, and will culminate in the lighting of candles as an act of remembrance.  All staff, students and others of any faith or philosophy are welcome.

Holocaust remembrance Jan 16 

One World Exhibition: Exploring Cultures (14 Jan – 30 Oct 2016) Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), 7a The Scores, St Andrews (free admission)

MUSA One World 2016

University named in THE 'Top 10 Universities for Overseas Students'

Pangea at the University of St Andrews

  • WORLD FAIR: 13-14 Nov 2015, Club 601, Students’ Union 
    • Food, music, dance, art, guest speakers and more
  • Film screening “Human”: 6pm, 13 Nov 2015, Buchanan Building
    • “Join us for the town’s exclusive premier of a film being shown around the world from the UN to major film festivals as we explore what it is that makes us human”

Celebrate Diwali at The Byre, University of St Andrews 10-12 Nov 2015 

On the 10th (Nov) sit back and enjoy some traditional Indian music with a wonderful Indian buffet. 11th watch or even try traditional Bhangra dance, a great way to burn of some that delicious buffet.  Also featuring the Educating India Gallery Exhibition


Feminism in Islam Conference, Buchanan Building, University of St Andrews  Tue 10 Nov 2015 6:30-9pm

St Andrews' very own Feminist Society and Islamic Society are proud to present their inaugural collaboration, a moderated panel discussion featuring preeminent academics, practitioners, and student activists speaking on the topic of ‘Feminism in Islam’ followed by a question and answer session.

University's first V-P Equalities Champions endorsed by the Principal: 


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