Campus conquest

23rd January 1998 at 00:00
Women students who take "masculine" subjects, such as engineering, are more likely than men to finish their first year at university. They also tend to outscore male students, even when they have poorer entry qualifications.

Research had suggested that women following such courses can be harassed or belittled, but Dr Alan Durndell, Lynn Graham and Angus McFadyen of Glasgow Caledonian University have found that male-dominated academic environments need not be a barrier to success. "Our findings suggest that there is less to be concerned about than was previously thought," they told a recent conference of the British Psychological Society .

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