Insights from Equate’s Director – June 2021

There is nothing more annoying than a leak.   You just know that sooner or later that little drip, drip, drip, is going to lead to a big splish splosh in all the places you’d rather it didn’t.  And leaks in the wrong place at the wrong…

Insights from Equate’s Director

The Scottish Parliament election is over and focus shifts to economic and societal recovery, maintaining the progress we have made in getting the pandemic under control. Equate Scotland entered into the spirit of the election campaign by…

The Whitworth Award Scheme

Sir Joseph Whitworth was a true visionary, realising the importance of combining both scholarship and engineering practice when he founded the Whitworth Scholarships in 1868. One hundred fifty years later, His scheme continues to grow and support…

Launch: Recover Refocus Renew 2021-2022

We are very excited to launch our new brochure Recover Refocus Renew 2021-2022 outlining plans for the coming year. The demand for STEM skills is expected to increase, and the work we do to enable women to work in STEM is even more relevant. In…
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Applications now open: PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

Applications are now open for PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training. The learning event will encompass a 1-day online training in Passivhaus design and standards using immersive learning techniques, a 2.5-hour session with Equate Scotland,…

Save the Date – PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

26th – 28th July 2021 The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net zero carbon targets by 2045.  Key to this transformation is the requirement to improve…

Begin with the end in mind

When elections come around it’s hard to escape the bombardment of broadcast media, debates, and leaflets through our letterboxes – so far door knocking has not been permitted – but normal service will resume on that shortly. You have been…

Creating a Diverse Workforce

We’re looking to work with 4 STEM organisations in Scotland to take part in a free training and consultancy pilot. What you’ll get: Support from experts to create holistic Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy Three online…

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.  …

7 Manifesto Asks

In the spirit of contributing to the debate for the Scottish Parliament 2021 election campaign, we are publishing our 7 Asks for the next parliament to Be Positive, Be Bold, and Be Fair. Read our manifesto asks here. STEM Skills are pivotal…