Universities and Colleges

Colleges and universities have been working hard to tackle gender equality for many years, understanding the significant role they have to play in addressing the issues of the “leaky pipeline” both in terms of reducing the drop off and opening the doors to enable more women in.

We have a strong track record of partnering the education sector in Scotland. Since 2006 nearly three quarters of Scotland’s universities and colleges have used our services. We bring with us over 12 years’ experience and expertise of working across the STEM sector in both industry and academia.

There is considerable good practice across the sector that needs to be celebrated and with Equality Outcomes, Athena Swan and the Gender Action Plan increasing the focus on equality, diversity and inclusion activities, Equate Scotland is here to further support your work, embed real culture change and enable sharing of knowledge and learning.

Our experienced staff can facilitate your organisational development in relation to:

  • Data, diagnostics & evaluation
  • Strategy & leadership
  • Talent attraction
  • Talent retention & development
  • Cultural change & transformation
  • Inclusivity in the classroom
  • Student experience and success

What we offer:

  • Capacity building on a range of topics including unconscious bias, strategy, culture change and inclusive language. All of our training can be tailored to the specific educational setting or department.
  • Providing bespoke facilitation and consultancy for your gender equity in STEM interventions, whether through institution strategies, gender actions plans or Athena Swan.
  • Delivering tailored career development for women within your institution.

You can also access ongoing free support through our current funded projects:

  • Developing and supporting your STEM students through our student network.
  • Working with your research centres to offer work placements through Careerwise
  • Participation in our annual open training courses across the year.

Partners value our flexible approach. Get in touch to find out more and discuss your organisational needs.