UCAS record: 82% increase in UK women applying to IT degrees – FE News

UCAS record: 82% increase in UK women applying to IT degrees – FE News

Women are still hugely underrepresented though, with over four in five computer science applicants being male. Experts encourage UK businesses and government to help promote wider gender diversity in those studying for tech qualifications.
IT courses at UK universities have seen a record number of women applicants in the latest annual data, a freedom of information request has revealed.  
Over the last decade, the number of women applying to IT courses has increased by 82%.
Plus, since 2019, there has been an increase of 10% in women applying to computer science roles.
Over the last decade, male applications to computer science courses rose by 52% in the UK. Since 2019, the increase in male applicants stands at just 2%.
The data, sourced from UCAS and collated by IT security solutions providers Cheeky Munkey, shows the numbers of applicants to IT and computer science courses at UK universities. The data analysis sought to identify the increasing diversity of demographics entering the UK tech industry, taking into account the specific courses being applied for, as well as the age and gender of the applicants.

UCAS record: 82% increase in UK women applying to IT degree courses.

https://www.fenews.co.uk/employability/ucas-record-82-increase-in-uk-women-applying-to-it-degrees/

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