Launch: New Report on the Impact of COVID on Scotland’s STEM sectors

Equate Scotland has today released a report on the impact of COVID19 on women, students, and employers in STEM. The report is based on the experiences of over 150 women, students, and employers in response to our survey in September 2020. Our…

How to design an event

If you would like to host an event about our student conference festival but you have never run an event before, have no fear! We have collected our start to finish top tips for planning a successful event. Choose a topic Think about what…

Announcing the Equate Student Festival – submit your event!

We are excited to announce that we are running a 3 day online festival for women students in STEM from Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 March 2021. We would normally hold an in-person Student Conference, however as it is unlikely that we will be…

What to Watch – Women in STEM

With winter nights creeping in, we thought we would put together our recommendations for the best films, TV shows, and documentaries featuring or about women in STEM. So curl up under a blanket and spend a cosy evening with some inspirational…
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Equate ConStructEd 2020

‘An amazing experience I'm so glad to have taken part in, the most exhausting but rewarding 3 days. Learned so much in such a short time and made new friends and connections that will benefit me in the future’. Erin Cullen, Heriot-Watt University Equate…

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…
Happy Ada Lovelace Day

#NextAda LovelaceDay

Today we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace Day by launching our video campaign #NextAdaLovelaceDay! In the 1840s, Ada Lovelace wrote the first ever computer program.  Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of her achievements and…

Join our Ada Lovelace Day campaign

Tuesday 13 October is Ada Lovelace Day - the international celebration of women in STEM. This year, we are running a small online campaign called #NextAdaLovelaceDay The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about gender equality…

Advertise your internship with Equate Scotland

Are you an employer in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths)? Are you running a paid internship for students next summer? Do you want to reach women studying a STEM related degree or qualification? Advertise your summer 2022…

Ada Lovelace Day 2020

In the 1840s, Ada Lovelace wrote the first ever computer programme. Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of her achievements and the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It is just 2 weeks…
ED&I should be at the heart of the recovery plan

Equate Scotland’s Submission to the Scottish Construction Industry (Draft Recovery Plan)

COIVD-19 has had a significant impact on the Construction Sector in Scotland. The Scottish Construction Industry (Draft Recovery Plan) from the Scottish government seeks to address these impacts and the longstanding problems that have been brought…