Anger at Shami Chakrabarti's £500,000 fund to help girls get into university – as boys lag behind

Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti has been criticised for establishing a £500,000 bursary fund to help girls get into university despite it being boys who are lagging behind.

 

The baroness launch the bursary at Essex University, where she is the Chancellor, despite there already being more female than male students.

 

This year, 36.8 per cent of female 18-year-olds went to university – compared with 27.2 per cent of males of that age. This equates to 37,000 fewer men than if the entry rates were the same for both sexes.

 

Read more