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Few women are seen at the highest levels of academia. 

We want to know the daily barriers & frustrations that impact on you as a woman in higher education.

 

Cataloguing the difficulties women in higher education experience on a day to day basis is the first step towards making meaningful change.

 

Share your story and show the world the real and valid problems that women in academia face. They might be serious or minor, frequent or irregular. They could be shocking or normalised. 

 

This form is for ALL women in a higher education environment whether you're staff, a student, an academic, on the executive board, a dean or a chancellor.

We want to hear the genuine barriers you face and struggles that you have as a woman in academia.

Understanding the problem is the first step to making tangible change. Be honest and open in your feedback. Share as much or little as you want. Use your real name or a pseudonym.

 

Submissions will be reviewed and any names removed before being published on the site. 

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Personal Development

Professional Development

Salary or Financial

Institutional or Structural Barriers

Sexism

Sexual Assault or Harassment

Discrimination

Other

Your responses

Being a carer

Carer

Country:

Having a chronic illness

Ill

UK

Country:

Having line managers focus on me 'as a person' (which is nice, but) not 'as a professional' with a career

Support

UK

Country:

Having all male supervisors in every research project so far can be intimidating! Especially when my voice can be quiet.

Anon

UK

Country:

Funding limiting my options of going into further higher education

Ambitious

UK

Country:

NoBalance

UK

Country:

Carrying the weight of representing women in a male dominated field.

Man's World

UK

Country:

A VC being surprised as a woman in my early 20s that I could be an academic!

Girlie

UK

Country:

As a recent returner to academia I am really glad to be here and I am not thinking in terms of hurdles

Back to academia

UK

Country:

Lack of investment from mentors

NeedMentors

UK

Country:

I am a single mum and am not paid to go to conferences. As I am expected to take time away from my family when I cannot actually secure babysitting I generally cannot take advantage of these opportunties.

Joanne

South Africa

Country:

The unpredictability of life.

Jenny

UK

Country:

John Doe

UK

Country:

Fear of failure and lack of confidence

Insecure

UK

Country:

Coming from a working class background

Class

UK

Country:

Being talked over during meetings

Interrupted

UK

Country:

Administration (the --- for research)

Admin

UK

Country:

I am testing this site.

name

Botswana

Country:

Funding further study once you have children

Mum

UK

Country:

No confidence

Impostor

UK

Country:

Pseudonym:

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