Spotlight on Emma Weston- Associate Professor in Food Science

On this blog we are publishing career profiles that spotlight colleagues in the School of Biosciences. This week Emma Weston, Associate Professor in Food Science, speaks about her unconventional route to her current role. . What was your career pathway leading to your current role? After finishing my Master’s degree I still did not know …

The role of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the School of Biosciences

It was pointed out recently that the role of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee, might not be clear to everybody. What do we do? Why do we even exist? We thought it might help to give you an overview of what was done over the last few years, what we are up to …

Core Values in Biosciences

The School of Biosciences has recently gone through an exercise of generating a Behavioural Charter to be followed by all of our staff and visitors to the School. Although initiating the process of generating the Charter was an idea that came out of our Leadership Team, the document isn’t something that we have written as …

Trans Awareness- the basics training session

On 7 February 2018, more than 100 UoN staff attended Trans Awareness – The Basics training run by Gendered Intelligence at the University Park Campus.  There were a number of simple-but-important take-home messages about language and terminology and best practice.  The training first addressed the question of what is a trans person? and established that …

Academic work-life balance: Can it be achieved

    Sadly, academic life is not how we see it portrayed in film and television dramas. Academics do not spend their time drinking sherry in wood-paneled office suites, thinking deeply, occasionally having an intense tutorial with a solitary student and leaping out of bathtubs shouting ‘Eureka!’ The truth is that the modern academic has …