Letter: University pay gap

Click to follow
Sir: It is interesting that Professor Saul Estrin from the London Business School should root the pay problem in the small number of female academics, and particularly professors. Herein lies the problem.

There is not a small number of female academics on the lower lecturer grade. This is particularly so in certain faculties running courses traditionally associated with women, such as health and social care faculties.

However, even these faculties with a large pool of able and talented female candidates from which to select for promotion to higher positions have few females above the lecturer grade.


Stalybridge, Cheshire