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Women in Data Science

6th June 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9th June 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Women in Data Science

*Applications for this event have now closed, the course is running again in November if you wish to apply then. 


Women in Data Science 

6 – 9th June 2022: Free online experiential learning event 


Advances in digital technologies and the use of data are rapidly emerging.  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 people with big data and data science skills.  There are an estimated 10,000 digital technology vacancies every year in the UK and over 70,000 new jobs will be created in Scotland alone by 2022.  Data is the future! 


Equate Scotland in collaboration with The Data Lab and CodeClan are delighted to offer this free 3.5 day online experiential learning event for Women in Data Science. Attendance at this course will help increase your awareness and understanding of data science by developing and enhancing your skills and abilities so you can apply groundbreaking data science in the real world.   


So, if you are a woman studying at undergraduate or college level, a career changer or a professional woman in STEM looking to reskill or upskill with an interest in data science skills, then this opportunity is for you. Access to software is provided for free and 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!   



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

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, 9.00 am until 5 pm 

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, 9.30 am until 11:30 am  

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.   




Places on this online course are free but spaces are limited with a competitive shortlisting process. We particularly welcome applications from women career changers and those returning to work.  


To apply for a place on the course please complete our short online application form where you can let us know how this course will benefit you. Please provide all relevant information to support your application. We have prepared guidance notes to support you in completing the application form, please read it here


Registrations will close on Wednesday 4 May 2022. Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 16th May 2022. 


For details of our inclusion policy please follow here