This Engineering Student Wrote The Perfect Letter To Female Engineers
Engineering is a male-dominated sector. And although things may be slowly changing for the better, there’s still a long way to go.
In the 2013/14 academic year there were 14,660 female students studying engineering & technology degrees, compared to 84,070 male students.
The graph below shows figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Authority.
It’s a trend that has existed for many years…
This chart illustrates the gender gap in different degree subjects in the 2012/13 academic year.
And it continues through to employment.
A study by Reed.co.uk found that, in 2014, 97,681 women applied for engineering roles, compared to 753,263 men; showing an 87% gender gap in the industry.
With this in mind, one male engineering student wrote the perfect letter to all women studying engineering.
“…you and I are in fact unequal.”