Entries by Sara Orr-Saiz

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 […]

Employers tapping into returning talent

Our Women Returners Programme got underway in May 2017 and already women returners are back on track with their careers. Three women began paid placements in July and August; two with Scottish Power and one with EDF Energy.  A further two Scottish Power placements will begin in October. Both companies were keen to continue to partner with us […]

2017 Scotland Women in Technology Awards

We are delighted to announce that Scotland Women in Technology will be hosting the inaugural Women in Technology Awards in 2017 and nominations are now open! The first of its kind for Scotland, this event will showcase the vast amount of talent Scotland has working in the Technology sector and also uncover the inspirational people […]

Edinburgh Napier University is recruiting!

Vacancy: Dean of School – Engineering & the Built Environment Edinburgh Napier University is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our School of Engineering & the Built Environment as Dean of School.   This prestigious role offers the opportunity to directly influence engineering’s next generation and lead a world-class staff in their teaching, research and professional […]

Struggling to recruit STEM skilled graduates?

Careerwise is a highly effective summer internship scheme aimed exclusively at women studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. Careerwise needs more employers to get involved and provide paid work placement opportunities between June and August 2018.  Could that be you? The traditional labour pool is shrinking and competition […]

Get Some Monster Confidence

This blog is by Amanda from Stemettes, an organisation supporting girls across the UK to enter STEM.  What is #MonsterConfidence? #MonsterConfidence is FREE day with a packed schedule of career workshops, inspirational talks from role models and opportunities to meet the industry. We are going to give you a boost of confidence into your STEM […]

Careerwise : 3-Year Project Review

Careerwise is designed to encourage employers to create 8 to 12 week paid placements in the STEM sectors, exclusively targeted at women who are currently studying at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Launched in 2013, the project has completed three full placement cycles and is midway through its fourth cycle. This 3-year project review evaluates project […]

MA Connect – An evening of networking

In a room in central Glasgow buzzing with the energy of so many women STEM apprentices last Thursday evening, you could be forgiven for forgetting that gender segregation in STEM Modern Apprenticeships is stark. With around 15,000 companies employing 25,000 new MA starts every year in Scotland, we still have a long way to go […]

Why I wrote Inferior

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, among others. Her blog tells us about why she has written her latest book about women, science and equality