The Equate Student Network Awards celebrates women students (university or college) and institutions who have gone above and beyond to support, mentor or promote women in STEM.
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.
We are also looking for partnerships between women students and institutions that demonstrate what can be done when students and staff work together. Be it to address challenges, support and promote women students and staff or change policy.
These awards are an opportunity to recognise the amazing things women students and institutions are doing over the last year in Scotland. Help us tell their stories, that will inspire other students and organisations in STEM, as well as be an opportunity to 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.
Woman Student of the year
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.
Student-Institution partnership of the year
The student must be a woman currently studying STEM or the Built Environment in Scotland
Partnership between a student and an institution that have worked effectively to make change for women in STEM in Scotland and have had an impact on the student body or wider community.
Due to technical difficulties with the submission form we are extending the deadline to Wednesday January 29th. If you are having issues submitting please email your nomination to Sara at
The Awards are judged by an experienced panel from across the education sector, third sector and industry.
The winners are announced at the Equate Student Network Conference and Awards every year.
Our sister fund @rosaforwomen is open for applications! ⠀ ⠀ Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) is now open and will provide grants of up to £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK.⠀ ⠀ The purpose of this first stage respo… https://instagr.am/p/CA4_mcPn-4i/
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:
The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: