Women dropping out of industry, says ESRC survey

January 2007
Electronics Weekly;1/24/2007, Issue 2272, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports on a survey funded by the Economic and Social Research Council which has revealed that more women are studying engineering, but failing to take it up as a profession. The study, led by Professor Barbara Bagilhole of Loughborough University, found Government initiatives encourage women into engineering, but they are often put off by the teaching and learning methods used in higher education, preferring a more practical and relevant curriculum.


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