Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Fàilte! Welcome to our suite of webpages on the EDI services provided.
Contact the central EDI Team:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 01334461649
- British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service: https://contactscotland-bsl.org
EDI Faculty Leads:
- Arts and Divinity - Anna Brown - email@example.com
- Science and Medicine - Gillian Brown - firstname.lastname@example.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:
Diversity Staff Networks and Profiles
- Staff BAME Network
- BAME Staff Profiles
- Staff with Disabilities Network
- Staff Parents and Carers Network
- Staff LGBTIQ+ Network
- LGBTIQ+ Staff Role Model Members
- Early Career Women Network (ECWN)
- Women in Science St Andrews (WISSA)
Diversity recognition webpages:
- Athena SWAN
- Diversity related awards overview
- Healthy Working Lives award + Wellbeing webpages
- LGBT Charter
- Stonewall Diversity Champion
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Public Lecture: 2pm, 12 Feb 2021
Covid Guidance for BAME Students published 18 Jan 2021
Feedback: Investigation procedure by 11 Dec 2020
HR welcomes feedabck on the draft Investigation procedure, which aims to ensure that investigations are carried out promptly and in a fair and reasonable manner. It is intended to cover all investigations including, but not limited to matters relating to disciplinary, grievance, dignity and respect at work, gender-based violence and capability.
Launch of the new Staff with Disabilities Network
First meeting 12:30pm-2pm, Thursday 3 December 2020 (United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities) via MS Teams.
16-21 Nov 2020: Co-ordinated by science School Presidents, Saints LGBT+, academic student societies and student representatives.
Report and Support
6 Nov 2020: All employees, students, and members of the public can use the online Report and Support tool to report complaints or concerns to the University and access support information.
Dr Leyla Hussein OBE becomes the University's first female Black Rector
20 Oct 2020: Dr Hussein, a well-known psychotherapist and social activist, was elected by the student body to become the Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews is the President of University Court. The newly-elected rector tweeted: “I’m excited to have been elected as the new Rector for St Andrews University; history has been made today. “I’m the first black woman to hold this position. Thank you to my fantastic campaigning team. Change is coming.” - (The Courier news. Twitter).
Black History Month events (Oct 2020)
Today is the first day of Black History Month. This year, of course, our events to mark Black and African diaspora histories are all moving online, and will take place via Teams. The School of History still have a great deal going on, combining student- and staff-led initiatives with talks by expert academics from outside St Andrews. For more information please visit weblink: https://standrewsschoolofhistory.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/celebrating-black-history-month-2020/
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 4pm:
The student-led Spence Project and the School of History will hold a discussion-based event about the connections between Fife, St Andrews – the University and town – and slavery. The Spence Project are a group of students who have been investigating the links between St Andrews and slavery, including the slave trade, the use of enslaved labour, and the business of slavery. They have made several important discoveries and have lots of exciting plans afoot. This event will uncover some of their findings and discuss future activities, including forms of ‘public history’ work in this field. To attend via MS Teams, please email: email@example.com
Covid Guidance for BAME Staff published 29 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020: 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.
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.
- Inclusive Curriculum Toolkit
- Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) Toolkit
- Inclusive Recruitment Guide
- Event and Meeting Inclusion Guide
Briefings & Guidance:
- Equality Act Changes on Disability (PDF, 209 KB)
- Equality Briefing Race, Religion and Belief (PDF, 437 KB)
- A-Z Cultural Ethnicity Religion Belief (PDF, 684 KB)
- A-Z of Key Trans Terminology in use in Scotland (PDF, 12 KB)Equality Briefing on Sexual Orientation (PDF, 406 KB)
- Guide to Alternative Phrases and Words (PDF, 62 KB)
- Monthly diversity dates
- Monitoring Diversity
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