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Neurodiverse Women and Non-Binary Persons in Data Science

29th August 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1st September 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Neurodiverse women and non-binary people in data science

29th August – 1st September 2022 


Free online experiential learning event delivered over 3 half days 

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Advances in digital technologies and the use of data are developing rapidly. Scotland’s digital technology sector is growing at twice the rate of any other sector and there is an unprecedented demand for ICT and digital technology professionals and individuals with big data and data science skills. Data is the future! 

Data Science involves programming code and combining this with statistical knowledge to create insights from data.

Equate Scotland in collaboration with The Data Lab and CodeClan have developed a 3.5 day online experiential learning event aimed at neurodivergent women and non-binary people (people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or other forms of neurodivergence) looking to upskill or reskill in Data Science. If you identify as neurodivergent or prefer learning at your own place, then you are eligible for this course. 

The course has been tailored to suit the learning needs of neurodivergent individuals to ensure we provide the best learning experience possible and will provide an introduction to different data science skills and programmes. Please let us know how we can support your learning and we will do our best to accommodate this.  

If you are a woman or non-binary person at college or university, a career changer, or a STEM professional with an interest in learning key Data Science skills, then this opportunity is for you. 

Attendance on this course will increase your awareness and understanding of data science by developing and enhancing your skills and abilities to allow you to apply ground-breaking data science in the real world.  

More details of the course is provided in the agenda at the bottom of this page. 

No previous knowledge or experience of data science is required in order to complete the course. Join us on this virtual live experiential learning course to demystify data! 


To Apply 

Places on this online course are free but spaces are limited.  

We shortlist applications and award places based on the information provided in your application form. Please follow link below to read our guidance for filling in your application form. 


Women in Data Science Application Guidance


Please note access to software is provided for free through the programme.  

To apply for a place on the course please complete our short application form. If you need support to complete the form, please contact us at . 

Registrations will close at 5pm, 10 August 2022. 


Apply for Neurodiverse Women in Data Science here 



The timings here are a guide and there will be ample breaks and opportunities to ask questions throughout each day.

Day 1 – Driving Value from Data and AI – The Data Lab, 9.30am to 4pm 

An introduction to the business world of data – Data Science in context. This session will give you the ability to: 

  • Understand how organisations use data and A.I to drive value 
  • Identify and classify opportunities within your studies or organisation to apply data science 
  • Gain an appreciation of what, beyond the data, is needed for project success 
  • Discussion on the skills required to be a data scientist 
  • An opportunity to ask lots of questions and to discuss with practitioners and peers 

Day 2 & 3 – Python for Data Analysis – CodeClan, 9.30am until 5pm 

Python is becoming an ever more popular tool for data analysis and data science. This course is a fully interactive, virtual live learning experience led by CodeClan expert instructors.  Over the two days you will learn: 

  • Python basics and an introduction to writing code 
  • Working with Jupyter notebooks 
  • Using Pandas to manipulate and analyse data 
  • Making plots using Seaborn 

Day 4 – Next Steps & Support for Women In STEMEquate Scotland, 9.30am until 11:30am  

This wrap up session will feature presentations from women who have successfully pursued careers in data science. The session will also discuss next steps and how Equate Scotland can further support you as a woman in STEM, including women returner opportunities, career clinics and CV reviews.