Entries by Equate Team

Why the “leaky pipeline” matters to me

Ayra is a 15 year old pupil from Aberdeen and joined us at Equate Scotland for a week to learn about our work and wider gender equality issues. Here she talks about her views on the “leaky pipeline”, why it matters to her and what she has learnt.  STEM careers are undeniably the future of […]

Construction-arium helped me develop hands-on skills

After attending one of Equate Scotland’s events at Napier University, I met Joanna through networking at the event and was told all about Constructionarium which was soon coming up and Joanna thought it would be a great experience for me.  So I applied for Constructionarium 2018 and I was lucky enough to be chosen to […]

Hear from our Student Network Awards Winners 2019

Hannah Houston, 4th year chemistry student at the University of Strathclyde Edinburgh, was awarded with the Student Network Woman Student of the Year Award and Dominique Green a PhD Student in Data Science, at the University of Edinburgh won the Student Network Student-Institution partnership Award. Here they talk about their experiences as women in STEM […]

Fourth Student Conference a success

Our 4th annual Equate Student Student Conference & Awards was held on Wednesday 27th March at ECCI in Edinburgh. The conference brought together 60 women STEM students from 18 different colleges and universities for an inspiring day of talks, workshops and networking with women STEM professionals. Our keynote speakers were Kirsty Robb and Helen Wade, […]

Blog: Why Business Needs Balance

Susan Anderson, Head of Infrastructure Support Services at Network Rail, shares with us her recent speech at an International Women’s Day event: International women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  The day has occurred […]


Hannah Houston – Championing #womeninSTEM

What inspired you to choose engineering at Strathclyde? When I was at school, I always really enjoyed maths and physics. It was so satisfying to work through a calculation and come out with a number that was not only correct (well…most of the time!) but meaningful to how our world worked. My physics teacher suggested […]

Taking action on women in STEM across Europe

Over the last eighteen months Equate Scotland have been partnering with colleagues at the City of Glasgow College, VHTO in the Netherlands and Miguel Altuna in the Basque Country to deliver a project focused on increasing the participation of women in STEM employment, but specifically in SME (small and medium size) employment. The majority of […]

Kirsty Carlyle – My STEM journey

What inspired you to choose Biomedical Engineering at University of Glasgow? My route into Biomedical Engineering is unorthodox as I originally decided to pursue a degree in Anatomy at UofG as a route into medicine. I have always been interested in STEM, however, after spending the majority of my life caring for my grandparents with […]

Hear from #STEMinist Roisin Louth

During the summer I was faced with the rather daunting prospect of graduating and not quite knowing where to go next. Therefore, I thought applying for a summer placement through Equate Scotland’s Careerwise scheme would provide me with a great opportunity to gain some valuable work experience whilst also hopefully giving me a steer on […]

Join in: This is What a STEMinist Looks Like

Join our campaign to tackle negative gender stereotypes and champion diversity in STEM. It is estimated that only 25% of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector are women. This a waste of talent and opportunity not only for women, but for Scotland, and our chance to be at the forefront of innovation. The jobs […]

New chapter of the Equate Student Network

The ‘Interconnect Network’ was established by Equate Scotland in 2009 as the network for women studying STEM at college and university in Scotland. The network has been innovative in providing opportunities for women to connect with each other, with inspiring women STEM professionals and potential employers. However changes needed to be made to the network […]

Developing Strategies and Embedding Equality

Equate Scotland’s training and consultancy support has been in huge demand over the last year. We have had the opportunity to work with large STEM employers, start ups and colleges, providing practical and holistic support to enable them to embed gender equality and ensure they are being proactive in creating inclusive workplace cultures. The evidence […]