7 Jun 2009

UK women outstrip men at university

6:11 pm on 7 June 2009

New research suggests that women in Britain have overtaken men in nearly every area of university performance.

A Higher Education Policy Institute report shows that over the past 15 years, more women than men have gained places at top universities.

It also found that female students, regardless of their age, ethnic or social group, or the subject they are studying, are more likely to get higher grades in their degrees.