Record number of women enrol for engineering

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A record number of women have enrolled in first year engineering courses at Auckland University.

A quarter of the 2013 first year intake is women, and those 178 enrolments are the highest number for any university in Australasia.

The Faculty of Engineering says it has a proactive recruitment initiative and a pastoral care programme for women students.

It even has a full-time staff member dedicated to recruiting women into engineering courses.

- Newstalk ZB

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