13th Jan 2015
A new study has revealed that UK universities have the lowest ever percentage of females enrolled in computing degrees, making up just 18% of students enrolled in computing courses in 2014-2015.
This compares to the 19% that graduated from computing degrees last academic year and 20% the year before.
The University of Ulster in Northern Ireland reported the highest enrollment rates with 2,391 students on its computing courses, of which 26% are female.
In the republic of Ireland, approximately 15% of computing students are female.
The College of Computer Training is proud that approximately 31% of its computing students are female, nearly double the UK and Irish averages, and is actively seeking new and innovative ways if attracting more female students to ICT.