Four ways for women to kickstart their academic careers

Women Academics

Women in higher education face tough odds in the race for senior positions. They might be faced with subconscious bias at interviews or managing the demands of a research career that affords little flexibility to raise families.

The Equality Challenge Unit released the following dim statistics last year: in the UK 45% of academics are women, but 78% of professors are men. And while 55% of academic staff in non-managerial roles are female, 72% of academic staff in senior management roles are male. Only 17% of vice-chancellors are women.  More