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.
We are extremely sad at the passing of Katherine Johnson, but glad to know of her huge contributions towards NASA, computing and the first moon walk. The voices of women in STEM (especially BME women) go largely unseen, together let's make this change. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/24/katherine-johnson-obituary
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