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    Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

The gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics study is more complicated than most researchers, policy makers, and practitioners previously thought, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster. She explains that young women’s social circumstances play a key role in whether they choose to study STEM at university.

There is a vast amount of research showing that women are less likely to study […]

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    The Porous University: Impact is not some added extra of academic life, but lies at the core of what we do

The Porous University: Impact is not some added extra of academic life, but lies at the core of what we do

The current university set up has led to a deep malaise. The culture of retreat and lack of an inclusive commitment has fed public perceptions that universities are unapproachable. Michael Stewart argues that thinking more creatively about impact and problem-based learning could help overcome these failures. The management terminology is brittle and ugly, but all impact means is that we are engaged with the world, […]

LSE students’ views on diversity on campus

Mirroring debates in the US, members of universities in the UK are increasingly concerned with the diversity of students and faculty in higher education institutions. Drawing on a methodology developed at Dartmouth College, John Carey, Katie Clayton, Simon Hix and Yusaku Horiuchi present a fascinating analysis of the results of a 2017 survey of the views of LSE undergraduates […]

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    Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

In The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone, Danny Dorling delivers evidence that more equal countries enjoy better outcomes, with their populations being happier, healthier and more creative, producing less waste and committing fewer crimes. This optimistic book is a pleasure to read, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster, and encourages us to see greater equality – and its social benefits – as being […]

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    Interview with Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

Interview with Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

The world’s children must be equipped to meet the challenges of our globalised world – irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or location – argues Julia Gillard. She talks to Artemis Photiadou about the vital work of the Global Partnership for Education, and its impact in improving the lives of millions of children in the developing world.

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    ‘A Vision for Change’ and Stonewall: supporting the advancement of trans equality

‘A Vision for Change’ and Stonewall: supporting the advancement of trans equality

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce and Spectrum hosted an event entitled ‘Rising through the Ranks: the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and organisational change’ on Thursday 4 May, which featured Rebecca Stinson (head of trans inclusion, Stonewall), Rob Childe (senior associate, Pinsent Masons), Claire Harvey (CEO of Diversity Role Models) and Jacqueline Newcombe (equality officer for Leicestershire Police).

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    ‘The LSE is from everywhere and not from somewhere’: Professor Mike Cox on diversity at LSE

‘The LSE is from everywhere and not from somewhere’: Professor Mike Cox on diversity at LSE

In this article, Paroj Banerjee reflects on a panel discussion that formed part of the 2017 LSE India Summit, where speakers Professor Michael Cox and Ramachandra Guha offered an historical perspective on LSE’s relation with India.

The South Asia Centre at LSE recently organised an annual summit where Professor Michael Cox delivered a lecture on the historical relation that […]

Students’ photo exhibition revaluates ‘diversity’

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the project ‘Tackling diversity‘, in which 30 students discovered different meanings of diversity. The project consisted of two workshops, in which the students learned more about the need for diversity and discussed different meanings as well as the development of a photo exhibition, through which the participants shared their […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since being formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges […]

Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man

Quotas aren’t anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne
A common criticism against gender quotas is that they are anathema to meritocratic principles. This research on Sweden shows that the opposite can be true: Quotas actually increased the competence of politicians by leading to the displacement […]

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