Gender pay gap report 2018
Diversity is at the core of the University’s strategy, and that means addressing the challenges we face as a society to promote women’s equal participation in all areas of the University, including senior leadership, to address the causes of inequality of opportunity, and to close the gender pay gap.
Last year we published detailed information on the gender pay gap, in line with UK Government legislation from which Scottish universities are exempt. This was a clear statement of intent: that we will confront inequalities wherever they exist and wish to be as transparent as we can about the progress we are making.
Progress will take time, and gender pay gap figures fluctuate, but we are committed to producing permanent and positive change. To this end, we have appointed Professor Ruth Woodfield as the University’s first Assistant Vice-Principal for Diversity to help lead this work. She will work as part of a senior team who are dedicated to closing the pay gap and addressing other identified inequalities. Later this year, we will publish a plan to enable our community of academics and professional services staff to work together and help deliver change.
It is our ambition over the next five years to work strategically to remove the gender pay gap and make St Andrews a beacon of fairness and inclusivity with development and reward structures to match.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor