I NOTE with interest your report on university admissions ("Teenage girls a third more likely to go to university than boys", The Herald, August 28). We have had a summer of headlines about perceived unfairness to women in respect of gender imbalance in the workplace, the gender pay gap and so on. This is becoming rather tedious when set against the problems young men face when they apply for university courses and for jobs in female-dominated professions.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) explains the high number of women on university courses by the fact many of them are on nursing courses. Where is the concern and effort being made to encourage young men to train as nurses, similar to the promotion of women into engineering? I suspect the answer to my question is political correctness.

Elizabeth Mueller,

12 Bank Street, Hillhead, Glasgow.