Women in STEM: career tips and advice

Technology is the driving force of the modern world. It touches everyone’s lives – so it’s vital that women and men are equally represented across careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But still, most STEM…

Milena's path to becoming a professional engineer

My name is Milena Zagulak and I’m a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Aberdeen and I joined Engineering Group in Marine Scotland Science (MSS) in July 2019 for a 12-week placement on the CareerWISE placement Scheme. I…

FLS: sowing the seeds of the future careers of 4 women in STEM

During the June to August period Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS) hosted four ladies on student placements through the Equate programme Careerwise. This is the second year of hosting placements in support of Careerwise that is designed to…
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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…

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. …

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…
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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…

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…

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…

Closing the Digital Skills Gap with Careerwise

According to a 2017 survey, over 88% of Software Engineers worldwide are male and only 7.6% are female. For 5 years now, CAS has been involved with Careerwise run by Equate Scotland, a paid placement scheme for women studying STEM subjects at…

Impact of Careerwise placements for women in STEM

Throughout my final years of school I was always asked what I wanted to do with my life and my honest answer at the time was ‘absolutely no idea’. I was good at technical subjects like maths and chemistry, but I was also creative and didn’t…

Ayrshire Connects - a network for women in STEM

The Runner-Up for the Interconnect Student Award 2018 was Catriona Cook from Ayrshire College. Here she tells us more about the Ayrshire Connects network she has helped to establish. Whilst undertaking a modern apprenticeship in digital…