THE podcast: Women in higher education

THE editorial staff and sector experts discuss the gender pay gap, female leaders and the first women allowed to sit university entrance exams in the UK

May 4, 2018
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We know women are paid on average 15.9 per cent less than men per hour at UK universities but, when it comes to knowing gender gaps in bonuses, our reporter has found the waters are much murkier. And, while women may be at the helm of universities today, four decades ago it was almost unheard of. We talk to a woman who broke the mould for female leaders in US higher education. Speaking of mould breaking, we also hear about the first women allowed to sit university entrance exams in the UK, even though it was another decade before they could actually study a degree.  

Joining Sara Custer are Times Higher Education reporter Rachael Pells, Philip Carter, a historian at the Institute of Advanced Study, and Hanna Holborn Gray, ninth president of the University of Chicago.

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