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.…

Invite for Women in Engineering

Invite for Women in Engineering Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is working with employers to develop new technical apprenticeships in engineering (at SCQF level 8), including in Digital Manufacturing.  A Technical Expert Group has been established…

New Years Resolution: Flexible working and affordable childcare

January is normally a time for renewal and New Year resolutions – but just as 2020 left us with a year like no other, 2021 stretches before us already promising another form of new normal.  COVID-19 is still with us.  The vaccine roll-out…
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The University of Strathclyde advertising 29 academic roles across STEM

The University of Strathclyde are advertising 29 academic roles across their science, technology, engineering and maths departments as part of their Strathclyde Global Talent Programme. They are hiring 15 Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellows and…

LGBT Women in STEM

February is LGBT History Month. One of LGBT History Month Scotland’s themes this year is Unsung People - reveal unheard stories of LGBTQ+ life. So, to celebrate LGBT History Month we’ve put together a blog of the 7 LGBT women in STEM you…

A word from our Director Lesley Laird

5 months into the role of Director I have been looking back at the history of Equate Scotland as we charter our way through the current turbulent and ever changing COVID-19 environment. We’ve been around since 2006, at that time we were…
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Shannon McGrath on her internship during COVID

I am going into my fourth and final year of my undergraduate degree, studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dundee. This is also my first year being a part of the Equate Student Network as a Student Champion. For the past three…

Courage calls to Courage everywhere

The Fawcett Society knows a lot about perseverance.   Not for nothing does the recently erected statue of Millicent Fawcett bare the words Courage Calls To Courage everywhere.  But it took Caroline Criado Perez to challenging the lack of…

Top tips to maintain a healthy mind whilst working at home

For many of us, our working lives have now changed significantly for the foreseeable future. Some of us are balancing working at home with caring responsibilities, as many of us are at home with our children and some of us are caring for our…