Women 35% more likely to go to university than men

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Women 35% more likely to go to university than men, the widest gap so far, according to annual UCAS entry figures. The admissions service has highlighted the big differences in the characteristics of who gets places.

The most likely are:
 women
 those living in London
 those from more affluent families
 those in non-white ethnic groups

UCAS chief, Mary Curnock Cook, said poor white males should now be the focus of “outreach efforts”. While for women the focus needs be on what happens further into their careers.

Read the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35111772

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Women deemed unsuitable for Santa Claus job

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Why we need the Inspiring Women Campaign & @PrimaryFutures in our state schools! Women deemed unsuitable for Santa Claus job. They might get lost or have a baby….

Watch the film clips: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/father-christmas-could-never-be-a-woman-read-these-childrens-vie/

Join us to break down job gender stereotypes in the UK: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/inspiring-women/

Unpicking the #HackAHairdryer debate

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#HackAHairdryer has been trending on twitter for the last few days and highlights that encouraging girls to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects is a very subtle and tricky business. The furore around #HackAHairdryer suffers from the common presumption that STEM stuff needs to be ‘girlified’ to appeal to females.

Read the Guardian article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/08/hackahairdryer-hack-a-hairdryer-women