Entries by Equate Team

Edinburgh Napier University is recruiting!

Vacancy: Dean of School – Engineering & the Built Environment Edinburgh Napier University is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our School of Engineering & the Built Environment as Dean of School.   This prestigious role offers the opportunity to directly influence engineering’s next generation and lead a world-class staff in their teaching, research and professional […]

Struggling to recruit STEM skilled graduates?

Careerwise is a highly effective summer internship scheme aimed exclusively at women studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. Careerwise needs more employers to get involved and provide paid work placement opportunities between June and August 2018.  Could that be you? The traditional labour pool is shrinking and competition […]

Get Some Monster Confidence

This blog is by Amanda from Stemettes, an organisation supporting girls across the UK to enter STEM.  What is #MonsterConfidence? #MonsterConfidence is FREE day with a packed schedule of career workshops, inspirational talks from role models and opportunities to meet the industry. We are going to give you a boost of confidence into your STEM […]

Careerwise : 3-Year Project Review

Careerwise is designed to encourage employers to create 8 to 12 week paid placements in the STEM sectors, exclusively targeted at women who are currently studying at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Launched in 2013, the project has completed three full placement cycles and is midway through its fourth cycle. This 3-year project review evaluates project […]

MA Connect – An evening of networking

In a room in central Glasgow buzzing with the energy of so many women STEM apprentices last Thursday evening, you could be forgiven for forgetting that gender segregation in STEM Modern Apprenticeships is stark. With around 15,000 companies employing 25,000 new MA starts every year in Scotland, we still have a long way to go […]

Why I wrote Inferior

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, among others. Her blog tells us about why she has written her latest book about women, science and equality

Steminists share your voice

At Equate Scotland we create spaces for #womeninSTEM voices to be heard.  Be it at women only events, through our student network Interconnect or workshops. We are now offering a new space for women to present their ideas and opinions on gender issues and/or STEM to a wider audience on our website as guest bloggers. […]

Women-only interventions: yes, no, maybe?

  Equate Scotland have launched a survey to explore attitudes around interventions aimed at women and/or girls. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who have concerns about such activities and/or who think there may be better approaches. People of all genders and backgrounds are welcome to fill in this questionnaire, providing they have (or […]

Tell your Equate Story

  Over the last 10 years we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of women as they developed their careers, through workshops, career clinics, coaching and our career enhancement programme. We know from talking with you informally that you have stories about the impact this has had on your life and career. Now […]

I’m Pretty Curious – Advertising STEM

In 2017, it could be argued that women and feminism have succeeded in their decades long bid for gender equality across most fields. However it would be incorrect to think the job is done. In the UK, women account for roughly 13% of the STEM workforce. Though it’s staggering how low this value is, what’s […]