The Lasting Legacy of Ada Lovelace

200 years ago, the world we now live in would have seemed inconceivable, impossible, and unimaginable to the entire world – the entire world, save perhaps for one person, Ada Lovelace. A brilliant mathematician, Ada, was the only one of…

Intersectionality: let’s pick up where we left off

It was spring of 2020, we were already working from home, and there we were, finishing the last touches on our most awaited piece of research: Women in STEM: an intersectional analysis of multiple discriminations. Yes, we were in the press,…

Insights from Equate’s Director – September 2021

Tina Turner once sang we don’t need another hero but increasingly, I feel we do.  As an avid sports fan, this summer has been a feast of sporting achievements producing all sorts of heroes, and frankly I’m loving it.  What has been very…

Counting our blessings

I am delighted to welcome everyone back from summer recess.   Hopefully, you’ve managed to find some time for relaxing, enjoying the sunshine – and of course the opportunity to once again catch up with friends and family.  My staycation…

Insights from Equate’s Director – June 2021

There is nothing more annoying than a leak.   You just know that sooner or later that little drip, drip, drip, is going to lead to a big splish splosh in all the places you’d rather it didn’t.  And leaks in the wrong place at the wrong…

Insights from Equate’s Director

The Scottish Parliament election is over and focus shifts to economic and societal recovery, maintaining the progress we have made in getting the pandemic under control. Equate Scotland entered into the spirit of the election campaign by…
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Applications now open: PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

Applications are now open for PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training. The learning event will encompass a 1-day online training in Passivhaus design and standards using immersive learning techniques, a 2.5-hour session with Equate Scotland,…

Begin with the end in mind

When elections come around it’s hard to escape the bombardment of broadcast media, debates, and leaflets through our letterboxes – so far door knocking has not been permitted – but normal service will resume on that shortly. You have been…

Somebody should do something about that

On the side of my filing cabinet in my home office I have a poster with a quote from the Dalia Lama, which says, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.  One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow.  …

A Message from our Director

I started February with optimism.  The days are getting lighter, vaccine rollout is making progress to a time when we can once again meet our family, friends and colleagues face to face. Lockdowns will be eased, and some new sense of normalcy…

Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week with Diodes

Equate Scotland are delighted to be hosting our next Equate MeetUp in collaboration with Diodes, West College of Scotland and DYW West to promote Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. This event takes place on 2nd March 6pm - 7.30pm on Zoom.…