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Staff BAME Network


Starting on 9 April 2020, the Staff BAME Network will be running online fortnightly coffee catch-ups, offering a virtual support forum. If you would like to receive an invitation to these catch-ups please contact
Please see the coronavirus staff FAQ page for information on support available for BAME staff

To support all categories of University staff, we launched our first Staff Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network on 28 June 2018. The purpose of the informal Network supported by the University is to:

• Provide a confidential forum to share knowledge and good practice through networking 
• Provide effective solutions in policy/planning development 
• Increase the positive profile of visible-BAME staff through events and initiatives 

Lunch meetings:

  • We meet within the town of St Andrews
  • Lunch and drinks fully paid
  • Mostly every month
  • To attend please email:



Call for stories of experiences related to ethnicity, October 2020

The network is seeking examples of experiences of behaviours based on ethnicity from within St Andrews. Please see the letter from the staff BAME network (PDF, 131 KB) for full information and details of how to submit testimony. The network will report anonymised text from testimonies to the University Court and the Principal's Office.  To submit anonymously using the ‘Report anonymously’ link in the online Report + Support tool. Please use “Stories about ethnicity” as the heading in the ‘Lets us know what happened’ section to allow your submission to be identified as part of this collection.

Meeting with the Principal's Office, Tuesday 14 July 2020 via Microsoft Teams

BAME staff are invited to a meeting with the Principal Professor Sally Mapstone and Assistant Vice Principal (Diversity) Professor Ruth Woodfield to discuss the Unviersity's response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Please contact for a link to join the meeting.



Human Resources

University of St Andrews
Walter Bower House

St Andrews
KY16 0US
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096