Universities and Colleges can get involved with the network by recruiting Student Champions to bring women and non-binary STEM students together on campus and creating opportunities to link with women STEM professionals and employers.
Support from Equate:
- Resources and training for staff
- Training programme for Student Champions
- Free training and networking events open to all women and non-binary STEM students
- Connect champions to share good practice and develop regional activities
- Guidance and support to develop women and non-binary people in STEM societies
How to get involved:
Find out if your college or university already has a Student Champion connected to Equate Scotland
- You will find a list on our website at https://www.equatescotland.org.uk/equate-scotland-student-services/student-champions/
Get in touch with Equate Scotland for advice on the recruitment process, student engagement, and payment.
- Email us at
- We can provide sample job descriptions, role agreements and interview support.
- Our recommendation is that Student Champions are paid a minimum of £300 honorarium for the academic year and that travel expenses to our training events are covered. Some institutions hire their Champions through a casual worker agreement.
Identify a team or member of staff within your college or university who will manage your Student Champion.
- We would recommend that this person understands the experiences of women in STEM and/or the wider equalities agenda.
Recruit a Student Champion for 2023/24
- Ideally, recruitment will be completed in the summer to begin formally in the role from August/September but recruitment outside of these times is still an option and we can be flexible with our support.
Notify Equate Scotland of this appointment
- We will bring together Student Champions and staff members to develop ideas, share good practice, and create regional links.
- The Equate Student Network will provide further events for Student Champions during the academic year in addition to online webinars and ad-hoc 1-2-1 advice and guidance.