Bullied@UTS condemns the recent decision by the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) to lower the required ATAR entrance mark by 10 points for female students applying to study engineering.

This action is sexist and promotes the falsehood that women have an intellectual or academic handicap and require special treatment, unlike men.

This will result in bullying and negative prejudices towards female engineering students and engineering alumni in the workplace.

We encourage everyone to sign the following petition created by UTS engineering alumnus Gabrielle Harradine that calls on FEIT to abandon this policy and restore equality between the sexes. It has already received over 2500 signatures:


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