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HighlightingBarriers

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

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Your responses

Being a carer

Carer

Country:

Having a chronic illness

Ill

Country:

UK

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

Support

Country:

UK

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

Anon

Country:

UK

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

Girlie

Country:

UK

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

Country:

UK

Lack of investment from mentors

NeedMentors

Country:

UK

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

Country:

South Africa

Coming from a working class background

Class

Country:

UK

Being talked over during meetings

Interrupted

Country:

UK

Administration (the --- for research)

Admin

Country:

UK

I am testing this site.

name

Country:

Botswana

Pseudonym: