Sport lessons: How STEM can look to sport for lessons in equity

By Gary W. Kerr & Lindsay Keith. Science remains characterised by a lack of diversity and dearth of role models, particularly women, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and people of colour — all of whom are less represented in the science,…

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…

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…

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…

The four step transition from academia to industry (with confidence)

By Edyta Rynkowska. I was heading into the unknown, with my life packed into a suitcase and a plane ticket to Scotland in hand. A few days earlier, family friends had unexpectedly extended an invitation to theirs to see if I wanted to try…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…