While great efforts have been made to get girls interested in Stem subjects, little is done to encourage men into teaching and nursing. The lack of women choosing to study science subjects at university has sparked both angst and action.
Nearly 30 years ago the Wise Campaign was set up to inspire more girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). Now more than half of all higher education institutions involved in teaching these subjects are members of Athena Swan, founded to tackle the gender imbalance in science in universities.
Earlier this month, the government repeated its commitment to encouraging more women into science in a response to the latest Science and Technology Committee report on the issue.
But much less support exists for a group under-represented across higher education as a whole, and in certain subjects chronically so – men. Read on