Nominate yourself or another women student STEMinist to be part of our Celebrate STEMinists celebrations.

At our annual student conference, we would normally host the Equate Student Network Awards. This year is quite different – we are instead holding a very exciting online festival as we cannot hold events in person. This, unfortunately, means we will not be running these awards this year.

We will still be accepting nominations of women students in STEM, but instead of an awards ceremony, we will be selecting the most impressive of these and celebrating their achievements on our social media over the next 6 months. Nominations will be open throughout the festival and will close on Thursday 11 March 2021.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for women who have inspired others to follow their footsteps– whether it be talking to girls in schools or women in colleges, starting a campaign at their university or college to address an issue or creating a group that supports other women in STEM. We want to hear from people who haven’t been recognised previously for their achievements.

The Celebrate Steminists campaign is an opportunity to recognise the amazing things women students have been doing over the last year in Scotland. Help us tell their stories, that will inspire other students, share best practice, showcase outstanding results and recognise the amazing things that students do that make a difference.

Nominations can be made by staff and students from universities and colleges in Scotland.


A woman currently studying STEM or the Built Environment in Scotland (this includes Equate Student Champions)

Has worked hard to inspire and support other women and girls in or considering STEM OR shown initiative in creating and seeking out opportunities for promoting equality and diversity in their institution.