Dr Sarah Barnard, Professor John Arnold, Dr Sara Bosley and Dr Fehmidah Munir
University of Loughborough
Year 3 Report
This research has been made possible by the investment of the four UK higher education funding councils.
This report is the third instalment of a five-year longitudinal study tracking the experiences and aspirations of women working in higher education.
Using data from over 1500 women from across the UK and Ireland, the report highlights opportunities and challenges for women’s leadership.
In the third year of the study we surveyed a further 658 women who were just starting the Aurora programme. This brought the total number of women completing at least one survey to date to 2898.
In terms of both perceived effects and changes recorded over time, participation in Aurora continues to be associated with increases in women’s reported engagement with leadership and career self-management. However, the latter tends to dissipate somewhat over time.