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20 Things Every Female Engineering Student Will Understand

“Yes I study engineering. Yes, really.”

1. You knew you were always going to be in the minority.

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2. But went in on your first day hoping to see at least a few other women on your course.

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3. But it probably didn’t work out that way.

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4. People always look weirdly surprised when you tell them you study Engineering.

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5. Or ~accidentally~ say something patronising.

6. You notice people say “but isn’t that really hard?” more often to you than your male course mates.

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7. You spend all day everyday hearing about all the great things men have done.

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8. And most of your friends are probably guys.

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9. All the lecturers know your name.

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10. And therefore it’s impossible to ever miss a class.

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11. Sometimes you just want to walk into a lecture without feeling like everyone is looking at you.

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12. You’re always told how “lucky” you are because “female engineers are in demand right now.”

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13. You’re either the first or last person everyone wants on their group project team. 

14. And if you want to take the lead you better be prepared to face objections.

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15. Because some people will probably try to give you the least amount of work.

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16. That feeling of happiness when you bump into another girl doing Engineering.

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17. There are times when you wish you’d studied something else.

When everything just keeps getting harder 😣😣

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18. And you dream of being on a course where you’re not always under the spotlight just because you’re one of 6 girls out of 110 boys.

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19. But then you remember how good it feels when you do well.

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20. And know that you just can’t wait to graduate. Even if you do end up in a photo like this.

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