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Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts.

This survey is for individuals currently studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields in a higher education institution in Rwanda, India or the UK. The aim of the survey is to explore how being female, male or gender non-conforming impacts the experiences and outcomes of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment in both India and Rwanda. We will look at reasons why people start studying and working in STEM fields, why they stay or leave STEM, and what helps them progress in their studies and careers.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, it should take around 20 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting it is also possible to save your answers and return by pressing 'Finish later' at the bottom of each survey page. This will generate a unique link that will take you back to this point when you wish to continue and you can either bookmark this or request it to be emailed to you. By completing the survey and entering your email address at the end - which will be stored securely and separately from your responses - you will be entered into a prize draw and could win up to £50 in vouchers!

Your participation is voluntary, any personal details will be kept confidential to the research team, and all data will be anonymised at the analysis stage. Your data will be collectively analysed, in line with non-disclosive reporting, to explore the experiences and outcomes of STEM students. It will be anonymised, securely stored (electronically password protected spreadsheets) and will be destroyed upon 10 years post-completion of the study. In the interest of open science, a de-identified dataset will be securely archived for future research purposes.

The data collected will be used for the production of academic publications, such as conferences, journal articles and other research outputs online or in print. It will also contribute indirectly to creating networks for people working in STEM in India, Rwanda and the UK. You are welcome to join and participate in our discussions on Twitter: @STEM_journeys.

For any queries, please contact: Dr Barbara Read (Principal Investigator)

I give my consent to the use of data for this purpose on the understanding that:

  • Any material likely to identify individuals will be anonymised.
  • The material will be treated as confidential and kept in secure storage at all times.
  • Personal data will be destroyed upon completion of the project.
  • The material will be retained in secure storage for use in future academic research.
  • The material may be used in future publications, both print and online.
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