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STEM award win for PhD student

A PhD student recently won Equate Scotland’s Student-Institution Partnership of the year award to highlight the work they carried out for a gender equality project.

Dominique Green, Equate Award winner

Dominique Green, a PhD data scientist at the School of Social and Political Science, was recognised for her work to improve and celebrate the experience of women in STEM, as well as contributing to a cultural shift towards ‘openness to diversity’ within our Information Services department (ISG).

Celebrating women in STEM

The Equate Student Network Awards celebrates female students and institutions who have gone above and beyond to support, mentor or promote women in STEM. 

Dominique was nominated for the award by the ISG team for her work on the Playfair steps programme. 

The programme is focused on a large group of staff who work within the University’s central Information Technology and Library departments.

The initiative was set up to address the challenges the University faces as a large tech employer, support women in our workplace and help change and develop policy.

Over three years, Dominique has made an amazing impact on the institution. Since the beginning of her internship she has helped us to understand the link between diversity in our workplace and improved services for staff and students. She has ensured that we are accountable and transparent in the ways in which we consider diversity in the organisation and understand the experience of women in STEM.

Melissa HightonDirector of Learning Teaching & Web Services

Related links

Equate Student Network Awards 2019 Playfair Steps programme