The University of Derby recently launched a games programming course and has had 106 applicants - all men. They are now holding some all-female summer schools, and exploring the options...

The University of Derby recently launched a games programming course and has had 106 applicants – all men.  They are now holding some all-female summer schools, and exploring the options of scholarships in an attempt to persuade women that solitary hours in front of a computer screen can be good for their career prospects.

Acting programme leader, lecturer John Sear, said: "Girls do want to play games but no-one is making games for them.  I'm a programmer by trade and I know probably several hundred, and I have only ever met one woman."BBC article link.

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