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Equality,Diversity and Inclusion

Fàilte! Welcome to our suite of webpages on the E,D&I services provided.‎‌‎ 

 

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Latest News:

From Syria to St Andrews (20 Jun 2017)

Haian Dhukan left Syria in 2012 to study his PhD in International Relations at the University. Since then the ISIS takeover of Palmyra forced his family to flee – eventually reaching Southern Turkey with a caravan of refugees. Today Haian graduated with his PhD following a thesis entitled: Syrian Regime and Arab Tribes: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns in Contemporary Syria. He was joined by his son, who was born in the UK while Haian was studying.

Haian said: “My St Andrews experience has been amazing. When I came to do my PhD I didn’t expect that I would be graduating with my son here at the same time as well.  

A wheelchair user since childhood due to a physical disability, Haian has also used his time in St Andrews to highlight access issues faced by disabled people. He set up The St Andrews Access Group (SAAG), which has worked with the University’s equality and diversity officer to create a webpage called ‘Reporting accessibility difficulties across Fife’. Haian commented: “The University has made good progress in making many of their buildings accessible".

Haian Dhukan - who graduated from his PhD in International Relations in June 2017 - with his son.

Have your say: Feedback invited from staff and students on the current University 'Policy and Guidance on Trans Staff and Students' by 9 Jun 2017

The University is delighted to host Jessica Lynn, president of Your True Gender and advocate for transgender education, for a one-off, out of term-time seminar. Jessica is the only biological parent in the USA to be removed from her child’s birth certificate due to her gender transition. Her seminar will cover her transition, her sex change, and the legal and ethical aspects of gender identity, as seen through her intersectional perspective.

University Public Sector Equalty Duty reports (April 2017) published here

Co-existence Initiative Annual Conference (with Interfaith Scotland) Sat 22 April 2017, 10am-2pm, Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews, South Street.

BAME in Academia event: Why isn’t my Professor Black? Fri 21 April 2017, 1pm. School 3, St Salvator’s Quad, University of St Andrews.  

Gender Diversity in Mathematics Event Weds 19 April 2017, 1-4pm, Maths Theatre A (The goal of the event is to start a discussion on what we as a larger community can do to support women and gender minorities in maths.)

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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
Fax:+44 (0)1334 462570

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