#MyPembroke...is breaking gender stereotypes

16/5/2017

Dísa Greaves talks to four female students undertaking typically male-dominated degrees.

 

 Shusma Balaji and Fleur Conway, first year engineers

 

 Hannah Bishop, second year engineer

 

"It doesn't feel any different being a girl in engineering- the only downside is when practicals require greater physical strength."

 

 

 Shusma Balaji, first year engineer

 

"In 2014 only 14% of  students starting a Computer Science degree at Cambridge were female, with Engineering and Mathematics also having gendered admissions rates."

 

 

Scarlet Cox, first year Computer Scientist

 

"It does feel like there is a problem with attracting girls to this course, especially with the gender ratio."

 

Photos by Tasha May

 

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