Gender breakdown at course level


Figures on the gender make-up of the student body for 2013-14 were broken down to discipline level, and to level of study, in Patterns and Trends in UK Higher Education 2015, a report released by Universities UK. The figures originally come from the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s student record.

The majority of subjects are skewed significantly to either men or women, with 10 of the 19 disciplines at least 60 per cent female, and five at least 60 per cent male. The figures cover students of all nationalities studying at UK universities.  More

Paralympic sport’s ones to watch for 2016


The Rio Paralympics are fast approaching and Britain’s leading elite disabled athletes are hoping the coming year can bring success.

The Games, which run from 7-18 September, will see about 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries travel to Rio to compete in 526 medal events in 22 different sports.

Britain enjoyed a hugely successful London Paralympics in 2012, winning 120 medals, including 34 golds, to finish second on the medal table behind China and Russia.  More