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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Fàilte! Welcome to our suite of webpages on the ED&I services provided.‎‌‎ 

Contact - Email: diversity@st-andrews.ac.uk Phone: 01334461649

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service: https://contactscotland-bsl.org   

Principal’s message on inclusivity at the University:

‘As a truly international and world-class university, our ambition is to be a beacon of inclusivity. We will achieve this through an approach that empowers our whole community – through a combination of deliberate steps sponsored by the University’s leadership and a determined shift in culture that makes sure everyone is embraced, from students, academic and professional staff, to our alumni. Inclusivity will inform and affect policy and practice across the piece. We do this because it is right but also because diverse organisations work smarter, encourage innovation, and maximise the creativity that is fundamental to academic excellence.’

Links to key documents:

Equality Action Plans, Reports and Policies

Diversity Staff Networks

Diversity recognition webpages:

Latest News:

National Coming Out Day: 11 October

All Staff are sincerely invited to complete their Diversity Monitoring data confidentially using HR Self Service voluntarily by:

  • Signing into the Self Service webpage 
  • Select 'Equal Opportunities'
  • Select 'Check your details'
  • Select 'edit these details' 
  • Once completed please select 'Submit'.  

“Coming out to others can be a hugely liberating experience and many people say it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from them.” – LGBT Youth Scotland 

“Estimated Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual population across the UK is between 5%-7%. Employees who feel their employer has an inclusive culture feel able to be themselves at work. Staff who are able to be themselves are happier at work, and more productive.” – Stonewall Coming out as an adult information

Classics and Race: Research and Pedagogy 

  • 10am–5pm, Monday 14 October 2019
  • Lower College Hall, University of St Andrews 
  • Open to all students and staff; no registration is required.
  • "A workshop convened by the School of Classics to consider concepts of race in relation to the classical world, Greek and Roman. The aim of the workshop is both academic and pedagogical: to consider ideas of racial identity in ancient societies, and the role of race in shaping the discipline of ‘Classics’ that we as modern-day classicists have inherited. We hope to generate discussion on the way that we understand and present ‘Classics’ in relation to race in the present day, and how it (and we) should change and adapt in the future."
    • 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome (Rebecca Sweetman, Head of School, Classics) and introduction
    • 10.15 – 11.00 Classics for all? Challenges facing the discipline in the 21st century, Mai Musie (University of Oxford) 
    • 11.00 – 11.45 Otherness and Identity in the Near East, Tom Harrison (University of St Andrews) 
    • 11.45 -12.30 ‘Otherness’ in Jewish and Roman Identities in the First Century AD, Rebecca Hachamovich (University of St Andrews) 
    • 12.30 – 1.00 Recent Initiatives in Philosophy: the Minorities and Philosophy Project, Maria Jimena Claval Vasquez (School of Philosophy, St Andrews)
    • 1.00 – 2.00 Buffet lunch 
    • 2.00 – 2.45 Postcolonial Classics, Barbara Goff (University of Reading) 
    • 2.45 – 3.30 #ClassicsForAll: what studying Classics taught me about my relationship with western civilisation, Hardeep Dhindsa (University of Edinburgh) 
    • 3.30 – 4.00 Teaching Black Athena, Ralph Anderson (University of St Andrews) 
    • 4.00 – 5.00 Round table discussion

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Documents are provided in PDF and Word, to read PDF's a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded, also refer to webpages Adobe accessibility or Screen reading for visual impairments.

Contact

Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096

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