Investigation of the gender split of research placement students

Project: Non-funded project

Project Details


This analysis of the gender of students successfully participating in a summer research placement was designed to 1. establish whether proportionally fewer males than females opted to take the placement 2. lead to further research on the underlying causes.

Layman's description

It had been noted that fewer males than females opted to undertake the summer research placement. An analysis of the available data was undertaken to investigate.

Key findings

It was found that, when compared to the % of males in the cohort, significantly fewer males than females were opting to undertake a summer research placement. Given the wide range of benefits of an experience like this, we must do more to understand why males do not participate in the same numbers as females, and make changes accordingly.
Effective start/end date1/10/18 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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