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Manufacturing the talent of tomorrow

By Millie Rodgers. What are skills? Skills can be defined as the ability to use one’s knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performance. Their importance is clear, with the European Commission naming 2023 as the European Year of Skills. So, it comes as no surprise that skills are a topic at the forefront of […]

Unveiling the Unseen: The Hidden Innovations Powering Satcoms

By Karen Craigmyle. In today’s world, we’re accustomed to having a seamless flow of data surrounding us at the touch of our fingers. Wi-Fi, 5G mobile phone connectivity, high speed internet, laptops, and television broadcasts for example are a range of applications and examples of how technology invisibly shapes our lives. Frequently, we hear about […]

Refocusing for net-zero: reflections on low-carbon construction

In August 2023, Equate Scotland, in partnership with BE-ST, offered an immersive and practical experience focusing on low carbon construction techniques. This 3-day experiential learning event was designed to provide an opportunity for women in STEM to further develop their knowledge and understanding of Retrofit, Passivhaus, Digital Construction, and sustainable methods of Construction. The first […]

Looking beyond ‘Academia vs. Industry’

In discussions around opportunities and career paths in science, we often hear about two options: academia vs. industry. While both can offer great career opportunities, they are not the only options available to people with a science degree. To further explore what other choices are out there, we spoke to Emma Agnew, Louise Crozier, and […]

How to write an inclusive job description?

Recruitment starts with defining the scope of the role and writing an accurate and appealing job description. It is a critical step in the recruitment process to ensure the pool of candidates to choose from is not only relevant but wide enough to choose from and eventually hire the most suitable candidate for the role. […]

Network, learn and grow with the Turing Fest

Are you a woman working, or wanting to work in Tech? Are you looking to connect with like-minded people, learn, grow, and get inspired? If yes, keep reading as we have a great networking opportunity for you! Equate Scotland is indeed thrilled to be partnering with the Turing Fest for the second year in a […]

Technology & ethics: interview with Stephanie Hare

Researcher, broadcaster, author. We had the pleasure to meet Stephanie Hare on her book’s one year anniversary. ‘Technology is Not Neutral: A Short Guide to Technology Ethics’ addresses one of the key challenges our societies are and will be facing in the coming years. Technology has already changed many industries in the past 20 years […]

Fostering diversity and inclusion in Photonics

This month, we spoke with Kirsty Annand, co-founder of Opening Up Photonics, a platform supporting the Scottish photonics industry to discuss, challenge, and address – as a community – barriers faced by minority groups. The project aims to enhance accessibility, champion diversity, and ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for all. Can you tell us […]

A short guide to inclusive recruitment in STEM

Inclusive recruitment refers to the process of attracting, interviewing, and hiring a diverse pool of talent. These processes are designed to eliminate bias from the recruitment process and ensure the best-qualified people get hired for positions regardless of gender, ethnicity, or any other protected characteristics. Why inclusive recruitment matters Inclusive recruitment aims to prevent discrimination, […]