Everybody knows that we need to do more to encourage young women to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) subjects and pursue STEMM careers, especially those in engineering and the physical sciences.
In academia, female percentages decline significantly along the academic career ladder from PhD student to Professor, a phenomenon known as the ‘leaky pipeline’, even in those subjects that are popular with women at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
This loss of female talent is bad for women, bad for STEMM disciplines, bad for Higher Education, and bad for the economy and society.
Loughborough University aims to ensure equality for men and women. We follow the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter by wishing to attract, support, and reward women in STEMM at all career stages.