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United Kingdom Engineering Workforce

The Institute of Engineering and Technology found that only 7% of the engineering workforce in the United Kingdom were women (EngineeringUK, 2016). Almost half of women that earn a degree in engineering and technology do not work in an engineering role, and those residing in the United Kingdom are less likely to work in the […]

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United Kingdom Degree Attainment

While the proportion of women pursuing a higher education degree has increased from 40% in 1980 to 56% in 2015, 83% of undergraduates in engineering and computer science programs are men (WES, 2015). Though the number of first degrees awarded in engineering to women has grown 42.5% over a 10-year period, the proportion of engineering […]

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United Kingdom Intentions to Major in Engineering

There has been an increase in the number of females applying to pursue an engineering degree in the United Kingdom but engineering and computer science attract the lowest proportion of female applicants of all the STEM subjects (EngineeringUK, 2016). Slide A:┬áPercentage of Female Applicants to STEM Subjects, 2014-15 Source: EngineeringUK. (2016). EngineeringUK 2016: The state […]

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United Kingdom High School Preparation

The Women’s Engineering Society, a professional organization for women engineers, scientists, and technologists in the United Kingdom, prepared a report in 2015 on the state of women in engineering. They found that only 9% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female, among the lowest percentages in Europe. Research shows that the main reason […]

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