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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Fàilte! Welcome to our suite of webpages on the EDI services provided.‎‌‎ 

Contact - Email: Phone: 01334461649

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service:   

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 and Profiles

Diversity recognition webpages:

Latest News:

Do you know your Flexiquette?

A group of academic and professional service staff have been working on developing information and guidance for the future of flexible working at the University. The resulting policy, the Flexiquette guidance, has been developed following feedback provided in the ‘All-staff survey on working in the context of Covid’ and utilising Scottish Government guidance.

Summer holiday child provision for University staff

Weekdays from Wed 23 Jul to Mon 10 Aug* (at zero cost).

In line with Government advice for easing lockdown in phase 3 on sport, culture and leisure activities Saints Sport are delighted to be able to offer a new Junior Saints Summer Camp open exclusively to children of University staff and students in the first instance.  *Please note that the dates for the camp are still to be confirmed based on the current guidelines being approved at the next Government announcement on Thursday 9th July.

Feedback: Draft Staff Disability Policy

As part of an evaluation on the Draft Staff Disability Policy, HR welcomes feedback from employees on the draft by 4 September 2020.

Feedback: Draft Gender Based Violence Policy

As part of an evaluation on the draft Gender Based Violence (GBV) Policy, HR welcomes feedback from employees on the draft by 17 July 2020.

Black Lives Matter: St Andrews says sorry 

A statement by Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews.

Event:Global Accessibility Awareness Day (online)
Date: Thursday, 21 May 2020
The ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is held to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.  The University will be hosting online events, for more info please refer to webpage:

Event: Race in Higher Education workshop

Dates/times: Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 March 2020, 10am-3:30pm

Please note: Event has been postponed due to national advice.

Event: Caring for carers

Time and date: 10am-3pm, Tuesday 11 Feb 2020

Venue: C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building

Attendees: Staff, by CAPOD registration

Interactive course, Wellbeing for Carers, which will help carers to establish ways of staying well under the pressures of caring.  This course will provide carers with techniques to relieve emotional distress and manage stress; ideas for coping with change; and ways of supporting and communicating with your cared for person.  Participants commented that the opportunity to discuss and share ideas with others was extremely valuable. Comments on the course include: 

  • “Learned useful coping skills, and not to be so hard on myself.”
  • “It was such a relief to talk to other people who felt the same as me.”
  • “It gave a lot of useful information and websites.”
  • “This course helped me have conversations with other family members about their input and support.”

Event: LGBT+ Memory Project Exhibition

Time and date: 6.30pm-9pm, Monday 10 Feb 2020

Venue: Beacon Bar, Students' Union building

Attendees: All are welcome 

A photo display accompanied by 13 short stories of the queer experiences of staff and students across the University.


Briefings & Guidance:

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.


Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096

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