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Growing leaders in the Green Skills Sector

“I would be more willing and ready to put myself out there to take on leadership roles because 'leadership' has been demystified on this course and I'm more aware of my strengths and inner power.” In June, we also had the final part…
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Celebrating our 2023/24 Student Champions

In early June, we held an Equate Student Champion Celebration to celebrate the great work all our Student Champions have done this year and reflect on their learnings together. This was organised and facilitated by Molly Newhouse our Training…
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Building Bridges to a more gender inclusive construction sector

  [What did you enjoy about the programme?] “The empowerment of women and the validation that we have a place on site.” This year we had 34 women and minoritised gender students participating in Equate ConStructEd and it was…
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Student STEMinist Awards 2024

The Equate Student STEMinist awards give us the chance to celebrate the achievements of students and student societies who are going above and beyond to support their peers, advocate for equality, and effect change in their institutions. Equate…
Student Champion Development Day

Reflecting on 2023’s Student Champion Development Day

At the beginning of November, we brought together our Equate Student Network to connect and plan events for the year ahead together. This is an important opportunity for our student champions from different universities to meet and share their…
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Breaking Glass Ceilings and Building Bridges: A Review

By Dilraj Sokhi-Watson On the 15th of November 2023, for the first time post-pandemic, Equate Scotland hosted an in-person conference for early and mid-career STEM professionals. The theme of the conference was allyship. For too long, advocacy…
Supporting Ukrainian women into tech role

Supporting Ukrainian Women into Tech Roles

This year, Equate has been engaged in a project supporting Ukrainian refugees resettling in Scotland to enter or return to tech careers. The programme, delivered in partnership with Capital City Partnership, The Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest),…
Equate Scotland Response to 'A Human Rights Bill for Scotland' Consultation

Human Rights Consultation Response

Equate Scotland's Response to the Scottish Government Consultation on ‘A Human Rights Bill for Scotland’ October 2023   Equate Scotland supports gender equality in the STEM and Built Environment sectors. Taking a holistic approach,…
Research Survey: Employers' perspectives on inclusivity in STEM

Employer Research: Inclusivity in STEM

Calling on STEM Employers! Equate Scotland is conducting research into inclusivity in Scotland’s STEM sectors and are looking for employers to participate. Organisations often ask us how they can get involved in our mission to support gender…
Research Survey: Women's lived experiences of the Scottish STEM industries

Equate Research Survey – Women’s lived experiences of the Scottish STEM industry

Equate Scotland is conducting research into women's and non-binary peoples’ lived experiences of the Scottish STEM sectors. We are hoping to use this research to get a baseline measurement of how included women feel within the STEM industries. There…
Equate ConStructEd 2023 group photo

“An Amazing Experience” Reflecting on Equate ConStructEd 2023

We were lucky to have our sixth incredible Equate ConStructEd this year, which took place from May 30 – June 1. We had 25 women engineering, construction, and built environment students from a mix of 8 different colleges and universities who…
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Letter to SNP Leadership Candidates from Women’s Sector Organisations

As Scotland’s national women’s equality organisations, our ambition is for a Scotland in which substantive, intersectional gender equality is finally realised. To secure this, we need an approach to government that puts the experiences of…