School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Committee and Working Groups

Chair:

Committee members:

Working groups:

Working group Lead Area of responsibility
Governance and policies Dr Angelika Stollewerk  Improve staff and student data collection; clearly define EDIC roles and facilitate smooth transition of EDIC roles; ensure actions are relevant and reviewed regularly.
Academic staff recruitment, development and progression Prof Richard Pickersgill Support the development and progression of academic staff; facilitate gender balance at all academic levels; facilitate improved and more proactive promotion procedures; improve research support for mid-career female academics; improve fair teaching evaluation of female academics.
Professional staff recruitment, development and progression Fiona Marsh  Support the development of professional services staff, provide adequate training opportunities and opportunities to discuss career progression; recognise and reward excellent performance; improve communication and clarity about the bonus scheme; ensure there are adequate opportunities for all professional services staff to demonstrate excellent performance.
UG student recruitment and career support Dr Kristin Hadfield  Attract, support and retain undergraduate students; increase proportion of Chemistry students on MSci programmes; increase numbers of male students on undergraduate programmes; ensure entry requirements have no gender bias. 
PDRA recruitment and career development Dr Christian Nielsen Facilitate Postdoctoral Reseach Assistants' career progression.
PG student recruitment and career development Frances Healy

Attract, support and retain postgraduate students; increase proportion of female postgraduate research students in biology and chemistry.

Technical services staff recruitment, development and progression EDIC Technician Representative (TBC)  Improve career development of technical services staff including improvement of training opportunities, participation in mentoring scheme and supporting bonus scheme applications
SBCS culture (diverse inclusive working and studying environment) Dr Christoph Engl Ensure all staff benefit from the positive actions of EDIC; implement an effective induction; further improve gender balance in all committees; build an inclusive environment; celebrate success.
Work-life balance Dr Chris Duffy Provide comprehensive support before, during and after parental leave as well as long-term sickness, chronic conditions and mental illness. 
Communication and marketing Thomas Stead Improve communications of EDIC and raise awareness of staff initiatives; develop the EDIC web pages; ensure appropriate representation of all groups in our marketing and promotional material.

 

Action Plans:

Minutes from Athena SWAN self assessment team and EDI committee meetings:

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes