Getting more women into STEM. Can Open University help?

This week we continue our student and graduate series. We interviewed Denise Arkley, one of the management team at Hatstand Nelly. Denise has done many different things over the years. She is now relishing the challenge of studying for a Diploma in Computing & IT with Open University. Last year she completed the access course and discovered a love for maths. She is very modest about her tech skills - she has managed the salon website and rolled up her sleeves to sort out the problems when the it was hacked and they could not get any help. The website has now been completely revamped. 

It's good to hear that there is a good balance of men and women on her Open University course as this goes against the trend of mainstream education. Perhaps this is one  way forward to attract more women into STEM degrees.

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