Entries by Equate Team

Book Now for the Interconnect Student Conference & Awards 2018

We would like to invite all women currently studying STEM and the Built Environment to our annual conference, this year taking place on 6th March at City of Glasgow College. This conference will bring together women studying STEM across Scotland to network, enhance your career development through interactive workshops and meet with employers keen to recruit […]

A look back at 2017

As we come to the end of the year, we take a look back at the women of STEM who have been making an impact, key news articles and the work of Equate Scotland.

#Equate Live

Equate Live is a series of interviews with women in STEM talking about their careers and offering advice to other women looking to enter and progress in these sectors. Interviews are streamed live via Twitter so you can access it wherever you are and ask questions! In November, we launched with an interview with Alexandra […]

STEM Strategy – Our Take:

Today, the Scottish Government launched the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland, Equate Scotland has been involved in the development of the strategy along with a range of experts from the industries and across education. The full strategy is available online.  Given the political, social and economic importance the STEM industries and STEM education […]

My Journey to Engineering with Equate Scotland

Heather Bruce, 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering student, had the opportunity to speak at a recent national conference on future skills with Equate Scotland’s Director. Read her full speech about her summer placement with CareerWise and why opportunities like these matter: Growing up in Aberdeenshire, I was exposed to engineering of many disciplines: the oil industry […]

First Minister pledges support for Equate Scotland’s work

Equate Scotland have released Rising to the Challenge, a report with recommendations to increase women’s participation in STEM over the next ten years. The report is informed by a national survey, including views from over 1100 women, girls, educators and employers across Scotland. Highlights from the report Out of 1129 participants: Over 70% want regular […]

Career Clinics Boost Confidence and Knowledge

We interviewed Jenny MacLean and Jane Brown, two incredible women who recently attended career clinics. We asked them about their backgrounds, the issues they explored and the benefits of attending the sessions. Jenny was a mechanical engineer for six years before retraining and working in the fitness industry. Ten years later, she studied a Master’s […]

Internships Aid Company Growth

Chris Ellis, Chief Technical Officer of Computer Application Services, hired student Emma Fairgrieve after her successful Careerwise summer placement in 2015. We interviewed Chris to find out more about CAS’s work, why they participated in Careerwise and how the scheme has benefited their business. Tell us a bit about what CAS does CAS primarily produces […]

Women Into STEM: How Employers Can Take Action – Workshop Sign Up

A seminar on taking practical, lawful steps to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries in Scotland. This free workshop will explore the practical, lawful steps you can take to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries. You will […]

Free Career Clinics Available Now

Career clinics are our free one-to-one service for women at any stage of their STEM career. They can be used for any career-related support and are tailored to you and your circumstances. Sessions are run by Helen Whitham, our qualified careers counsellor, and can take place over Skype or in person at our Edinburgh offices. […]

Mavis Amadi: Engineer, Mentor and Ambassador

Mavis Amadi is a chartered engineer, a STEM ambassador and a mentor to young women. Nominated as one of the top 50 female engineers in the UK, Mavis has had an incredible journey. We asked Mavis about her career to date, including her advice on progressing in engineering, how she conquers challenges and what she loves […]