8 Jun 2009

Female students top men at university

3:16 pm on 8 June 2009

Higher education researchers in Britain say female students are ahead of men in almost every measure of university achievement.

A Higher Education Policy Institute report shows women are more likely to get places in the top universities and go on to get better grades.

Women also outnumber men in high-status subjects, such as law and medicine.

The institute says the cause of this gender gap remains uncertain.