The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 86 (2008) > Issues > Issue 1 > Increasing female participation in engineering education - Initiatives at The University of Plymouth
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Increasing female participation in engineering education - Initiatives at The University of Plymouth

This paper examines some of the reasons for the low participation of females in engineering education and careers, drawing upon empirical research from a study of sixth formers’ A-level and career choices and their images of engineering as a career. The paper then structuralengineer THE describes and evaluates two initiatives at the University of Plymouth which aim to increase female participation and facilitate the transition from study to careers in the industry. It concludes by considering what more can be done to attract and retain women in engineering education and careers. E. A. Hodgkinson, PhD School of Engineering, Reynolds Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth