The Committee aims to identify and spread best practice in support of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. Read the full SBCS EDIC Terms of Reference [PDF 127KB].
|Working group||Lead||Area of responsibility|
|Governance and policies||Dr Anna Pachol||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||Susanne Steck||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||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 Dunja Aksentijevic
||Provide comprehensive support before, during and after parental leave as well as long-term sickness, chronic conditions and mental illness.|
|Communication and Marketing||Ellie Marshall||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.|