Sprint – women’s development for undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers.
Sprint is the ground-breaking new professional development programme for undergraduate women with a special version available to address the issues for post-graduate students and researchers.
The original Sprint programme has been researched and designed specifically to address the study and career issues faced by women at university and was originally developed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, and more recently with the University of Oxford. Both universities have contributed greatly to the new Sprint programme for women undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers.
Research at the University of Oxford shows that there is a shockingly large pay gap between men and women after graduating from Oxford University, even though they hold the same class degrees in the same subjects. As one example, 50% of Social Science male graduate leavers earn £27,000 or more on leaving university, while 70% of females with exactly the same degrees, earn £27,000 or less!
This corresponds with another survey, by the Higher Education Careers Unit, who measured the earnings of 17,000 recent graduates. They discovered that 70% of women graduates were earning less than £24,000, compared with 55% of men. And this applied even in subject areas where women’s participation was greater than men’s, such as law.
Sprint has been developed to help to put an end to the gender pay gap and end inequality and disparity between men and women’s pay.