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Programme to tackle graduate gender pay gap

Our University will officially launch the third annual Sprint Programme as part of its commitment to advancing gender equality and improving the employability of students from less advantaged backgrounds on Monday 8 February 2016.

Developed by The Springboard Consultancy, Sprint is a personal and work development programme specifically tailored for undergraduate women. Through four action-packed workshops, Sprint aims to enable women to take clear, practical and realistic steps to take more control over their lives.

Sprint is one of the initiatives being implemented to advance gender equality as part of the University’s HeForShe partnership with the United Nations. Jointly delivered by the University's award-winning Career Development Service and official sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the programme will provide women with role models and mentors from both corporate and academic life.

The Launch Event on Monday 8 February will be opened by Professor Helen Atkinson, Head of Engineering and one of the University’s Inspirational Women in 2015.

Students will hear from guest speakers, sponsors and previous participants about the benefits of the programme and how it can support them in their development. Students wishing to find out more about Sprint and attend the Launch Event can visit the Career Development Service website.

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