Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sex and Degree Classification

Had to pass this one on - a report in today's Observer discusses a survey by the student newspaper at Oxford University, relating sexual activity to the discipline studied and also the relationship with final degree classification.

History students are supposedly the most sexually active while at university, followed by PPE and English Lit students.

Students who have the most sex are likely to get a 2.:1 or 2:2, whereas the less active are more likely to get a first or fail.

15% of students said they had yet to lose their virginity.

Having discussed the issues of gender balance on our own campus with students, and looked at comments they have made in student surveys, I can have a pretty good guess who the 15% might be!

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