Is science an equal playing field for both genders? The Royal Institution investigates

The Royal Institution discussed equal opportunities in STEM with students who have just chosen their A-level subjects.  There is a full report of the student’s discussions on the topic available however the two points the RI picked out were, firstly,  that the students were not fans of the gender-specific recruiting efforts, and this view came from the boys and girls who attended.  Secondly the panel felt that they were directed towards subjects they were expected to perform well in rather than ones they might be otherwise interested in.  Read the full article by the Royal Institution here.



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