Biological Sciences

Working in the School

Our School is a large and vibrant community of research and learning, with active programmes of seminars, social events, networks and training.


We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment and to enabling effective professional development for all of our staff.

Under the auspices of the Athena Swan project, we are seeking to ensure equality of access to opportunities for all, and in particular to support the careers of women in science.



A society representing all researchers across the School of Biological Sciences, that provides a forum for social interaction and career development.

Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN

We are proud to be holders of an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our actions and commitment to supporting the careers of women in science and to providing a positive working environment for all. Please see our Equality and Diversity page for more information on our award.

Our seminar Programme

Seminar programme

Visiting speakers from around the world alternate with our own staff and students in presenting and discussing the latest research developments.

Career support and development

The School offers access to a wide range of training and development support, tailored to your career stage and aspirations.


Equality and diversity

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all staff and students. Equality means ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs. Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people's differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.

The School holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of its success in providing positive support for women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine during their careers.

School of Biological Sciences Equality and Diversity