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Role models boost women's grades

11 October 2016

Research has shown that women are under-represented in science and technology careers, and female students are especially likely to drop out of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) degree courses, and one cause of this is a relative lack of female role models, combined with feelings of not belonging in a male-dominated environment.

A new study discussed on our Research Digest blog shows how the principles behind Ada Lovelace Day - the celebration of women in science and technology - could be implemented quickly and easily at universities, helping to boost female science students’ grades and reducing drop-out rates.

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