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Ever wondered why men earn 20% more than women?

04/14/2003 09:50:03

This summer Lancaster University is launching a new Certificate in Women's Studies which will give you the chance to discuss this and other fascinating (and sometimes controversial!) issues relating to women in our society. For example, are men doing more housework now that more women are entering the workforce? Does the media encourage young women to diet excessively?

The Certificate is made up of a series of short courses and it is aimed at anyone who has an interest in the subject and wants to learn more about it. It is open to everyone and no prior qualifications are needed to enrol.

The Certificate has been developed by the Institute for Women's Studies at Lancaster University and the Department of Continuing Education. Completion of the Certificate will stand you in good stead if you are thinking about applying to do a degree in Women's Studies at Lancaster University.

The first course is called Culture, Gender and Identity and it has five weekly meetings starting on Tuesday 29 April, from 7 - 9pm. The course fee is just £33, and concessionary rates are available. The sessions will be informal and supportive, and we hope to have some lively discussions in which we can share ideas and experiences.

The other courses that make up the Certificate include an exploration of the role of women in society, working with difference in counselling and the psychology of human relationships. Included in the Certificate are sessions on learning skills which should help you to get the most out of the courses and prepare you if you are hoping to go on to higher education.

If you would like to find out more about the Certificate please contact the Department of Continuing Education on 01524 592623/4.