Women in computer science

female student using laptopWomen are under-represented in computer science across the UK. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency in 2012 shows that only 17.4% of UK Computer Science graduates were women. Within academia, these proportions tend to deteriorate even further at later career stages, with women leaving computer science (and other STEM subjects) to pursue alternative careers.

Our Department recognises the huge dividends that come from attracting more women into computer science. We are continuously making the department more welcoming to female students and staff. So far, steps have included:

Visit the Women at Leicester webpages to learn more about support offered by the University.