Biological Sciences

Equality and Diversity

The School of Biological Sciences is 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.

Information relating to Equality and Diversity in the School of Biological Sciences

SBS initiatives to improve equality

The initiatives that we are implementing to improve Equality and Diversity within the School of Biological Sciences

Creating a supportive environment

Photo of George Square gardens
Support services available to staff and students.

Athena SWAN

Athena Swan silver award logo
Athena SWAN Silver Award

Family friendly policies

Paper dolls circling the globe
Maternity leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave, flexible working, time off for dependants policies and more

News and events

news image
Equality and Diversity news and events.

Useful links

A place to find papers, reports and blogs on equality and diversity as well as helpful websites.

Equality and Diversity Committee

Hands in business meeting
Meet the School's Equality and Diversity Committee members.

Equality and Diversity Strategy

Research-only staff
University of Edinburgh Strategy for Equality and Diversity