Responsible Computing

The British Computer Society (BCS) is a founding member of the responsible computing movement and has been championing a new framework to guide tech leaders and their organisations in how to become a more responsible computing provider.

In the responsible computing framework, sustainable enterprises work to meet the environmental imperative. The framework’s guidance allows organisations to:

  • Integrate their digital transformation and environmental sustainability strategies and efforts;
  • Use emerging technologies as a catalyst for developing smart and innovative solutions to environmental challenges;
  • Transform business processes into green intelligent workflows;
  • Infuse environmental sustainability into their enterprise experiences and culture; and
  • Became an enabler and facilitator of change.

The framework is designed around six different domains that each include the goals and prime and measurable maturity characteristics to achieve benefit and responsible impact.

More about the work of BCS in the responsible computing domain can be found here.

BCS Group CEO Rashik Parmar, was also the co-author of an article on Responsible Computing recently published in Harvard Business Review.  

Record Growth in Applications to Study Computing at UK Universities This Year

The British Computer Society has been highlighting the record growth in applications to study computing at UK universities this year.

Applications from UK 18 year olds to computing-related subjects at UK universities are up by 33% since 2021.   Applications to Artificial Intelligence degrees are also up by 16% on 2021 and the data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is showing strong growth in applications from least advantaged backgrounds.

Numbers applying for computer-related courses have now risen every year in the UK since 2019, according to UCAS analysis. This year software engineering saw the steepest rise in applications, up 16% compared to last year. Computer science attracted 11% more applicants. There was a 2% rise in students applying to study computer games and animation, and 4% in artificial intelligence (AI).

The gender gap remains wide, with women now accounting for 18% of computing degree applications, but there is some indication this is narrowing (from 16% in 2021).

Rashik Parmar, Chief Executive of BCS, said: “Teenagers in the UK know that AI will change the world forever; it shouldn’t surprise us to see this soaring demand for computing degrees”.

More data from UCAS can be found here.

Carl Harris MBCS CITP

Director of Brand

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