Gap Getting Wider Between Male and Female University Applicants

The widening gap between male and female university applications is becoming very concerning.

According to a report that I read in the Telegraph online, “Some 376,860 women had applied for a place at university by the end of June – the official deadline for courses starting this year – compared to 282,170 men. The gap – 94,690 – is a difference of a third, and is up from 86,630 at the same time last year.”

That is a big difference. Researchers are tracing it back to the start at primary school and secondary schools were figures do show that girls are performing better than the boys and so it gives them a better platform to go into the universities. Other reasons that have contributed to this are the fact that statistically many men are drawn to vocational jobs such as constructions which do not necessarily require training in the University.


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