Scottish universities committing to gender balance on their governing boards is a step in the right direction (“Scottish universities make board gender balance pledge”, 9 April). However, it is disappointing that they have once again missed the opportunity to seriously address the gender inequality issue within their own structures. Such a pledge diverts from doing exactly that while gaining positive, eye-catching headlines in the meantime – a perfect procrastination strategy.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee