Equality and Diversity

The School of History is strongly committed to actively supporting equality at every level irrespective of race, disability, age, faith, gender and sexual orientation. We seek to nurture the talents of all staff and students through fair practices.

Since June 2016, the School has been working towards an Athena SWAN Gender Equality Bronze Award. The Athena SWAN self-assessment team consists of 12 members of the School, ranging from UG representatives to senior professors, and has been led by Dr Bridget Heal (2016-17) and Professor Frances Andrews (2017-18). The self-assessment process has required us to analyse applications, intake, progression and achievement amongst all our staff and students, and to implement a detailed action plan to promote gender equality at every level. Broader issues of equality and diversity are addressed by the School’s Equality and Diversity Committee, chaired by Dr Kate Ferris.

If students or staff of the School of History would like to discuss issues relating to Equality and Diversity informally, please contact the School’s Equality and Diversity Officer, Dr Kate Ferris (kf50@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Further information on equality policies and initiatives in the School and University can be found at: