More women at Cambridge University


More women than ever are studying at , according to a new report.

Admission figures published in the university journal The Reporter today reveal 48 per cent of undergraduates accepted in October this year were female, compared with 45 per cent last year.

The news has been welcomed by the university's womens' officer Laura Timms. She said the numbers should also encourage more women to enter post- graduate study.

The new figures also show admissions from maintained schools now make up 52 per cent of Cambridge undergraduates - seven per cent from maintained grammar schools, 11 per cent from further education colleges and 34 per cent from comprehensive and non-selective.

Independent school pupils account for the other 48 per cent.