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Level 1 IT and Computing – where have all the women gone?

Project leader(s): 
Clem Herman
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Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Current

In preparing the School of Computing and Communications submission for a Bronze Athena SWAN award, the Self Assessment Team found that the percentage of women enrolling at Level 1 was decreasing and was lower than the sector average. This fall was not yet apparent at Levels 2 and 3 indicating that the problem was probably not one of retention but more likely to do with recruitment.

In particular we were worried by the fall in percentage of women on our core Level 1 module TU100; My digital life. In our school action plan we have committed to carrying out an investigation into decreasing female enrolments at Level1.

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