International Women’s Day in Cambridge
Earlier this month, women all over the UK came together to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March 2011). This day raises the profile of women’s issues, celebrates achievements by great women across the ages and highlights the role of women in education.
At Reach Cambridge we are keen to promote equal educational rights for male and female students. Did you know that a century ago, in 1911, women weren’t allowed to study at university in the UK?
Since then, we have seen fantastic progress. The first female college to admit female students, Girton College, became fully affiliated with Cambridge University in 1948. Now, female students make up 52 per cent of the university’s student population. Moreover, the intake of students from Reach Cambridge last year was 60% female to 40% male overall – these are just some of the things we took great pleasure in celebrating this Women’s Day!