Entries by Equate Team

Careerwise develops industry ready graduates

34 female STEM students from various Scottish Universities completed Careerwise placements in summer 2015.  The 2015 Careerwise Annual Review is now available showcasing the highlights and impacts from the successful 2015 placement round. Demand for our female only internships remained high in 2015, receiving 826 applications from over 448 individual female STEM students for 39 […]

Interview with Stefanie Wilson

Finalist of the 2016 Interconnect Student Award and PhD Student in Biological Sciences at Abertay University What inspired you to pursue a STEM career? Science was always my favourite subject growing up so when it came to choosing what degree to pursue at university it seemed like a natural choice. My favourite part of my […]

How to engage young women in STEM

Having run two large schools projects since 2014, Equate Scotland has learned what works for employers looking to engage young women in STEM careers.  In 2014, Equate Scotland ran a work-experience programme to encourage young women at secondary school to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The following year we ran careers […]

Work placements: building your talent pipeline

Careerwise is seeking employers in the science and tech sectors to offer summer placements to women studying STEM subjects at Scottish universities.  The Careerwise scheme, now in its 3rd year, has consistently equipped women students with the technical, planning and communication skills needed to thrive in STEM. Our science and tech placements are in higher […]

Interconnect Award Celebrates Inspiring Women in STEM  

Our first Interconnect Student Award goes to Lauren Campbell from Heriot-Watt University, a computing student who has gone above and beyond to support and promote her women peers.  Abbie Robb of Ayrshire College and Stefanie Wilson of Abertay University were also shortlisted for the award. The award was presented at our Interconnect Student Conference on […]

Be Part of Our 10 Year Vision for STEM in Scotland

This year, Equate Scotland is celebrating 10 years of increasing the number of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment. We have made significant progress and helped make the issue a national priority, but we have far to go to make equality in STEM a reality. We want to know what the next […]

Women into STEM: an international vision

FemEng Rwanda is an innovative student-led project inspiring young women into engineering. Students from the University of Glasgow and the University of Rwanda will work together to deliver engineering activities for female high school students. We interviewed Ellen Simmons, who will be travelling to Rwanda this summer with 7 other students.   What inspired you […]

Bringing construction to life

Six female construction students from across the central belt attended a site visit to explore the various trades needed to build a community centre, including roof construction, carpentry and joinery.  Charlotte McDonnell of hub South West hosted the visit. She said ‘The visits are of great benefit to employers, providing a platform to address the […]

Do women-only college programmes work?

City of Glasgow College run two women-only courses at the college, one in construction, one in engineering. Douglas Morrison, Head of the STEM Industry Academy at college, is passionate about promoting equality within the construction and engineering sectors. We spoke to Douglas about how these programmes tackle the barriers faced by women in male-dominated environments. […]