When it comes to the most important elements of their career, LGBTIQ+ students have more or less the same priorities as other students of technology. Having an interesting job was considered the most important element, while finding a balance between work and other life came second.
However, the ability to cope and manage work demands is more of a concern for students belonging to sexual and/or gender minorities than students who do not belong to these minorities.
How the survey was conducted
The theme of the TEK's student survey 2021 was future working life. The web survey was open 14–28 September 2021. The survey garnered responses from 3,260 student members of TEK, and the response rate was 18%. About half of the respondents were graduating from a bachelor's degree and the other half from a master's degree. Of the respondents, 9 percent stated that they belong to a sexual and/or gender minority. For the survey, gender minority was defined as anyone whose gender or its expression differs somehow from the normative understanding of gender.