Commenting on the figures published by the Department of Education, Donna Robertson, Curriculum Leader of IT and Computing said:
Unfortunately nationwide the statistics are similar across other STEM subjects so it’s imperative that we encourage and engage our female students as much as possible regarding the exciting learning and career opportunities this sector presents.
Commenting on the experience one student said:
It was interesting to find out that although the department was new, they didn’t yet have any women working in it. We did think that maybe one day one of us could be interested in the role and work there.
Our thanks to Lloyds for opening their doors to our students. It’s important we do as much as we can to reverse this trend and the best way to do that is for students to see and experience first-hand what the world of computing offers.