Tuesday, October 31

Where the problem with University access lies

The next demo should be about genuinely widening access. Access does not fail at 18 because of tuition fees. Access fails when someone leaves school at 16 for reasons that started much earlier. If the NUS organises a campaign to spend more on the under-fives, I'll be marching with them.

--Nicholas Barr writing in The Guardian

I'd agree with that. Not sure how we're meant to even up the male/female balance in our department if women are persuaded at primary school age they shouldn't aim to be engineers.

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