Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Fàilte! Welcome to our suite of webpages on the EDI services provided.
Contact - 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
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 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
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.
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.
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: https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/global-accessibility-awareness-day/
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:
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.
- 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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