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Our partnerships with the most respected academic bodies demonstrate the commitment of the whole academic community to improving computing education, building engagement between academia and industry and developing resources for lecturers and school teachers.

  • BCS Academy of Computing
    BCS Academy of Computing is a Learned Society dedicated to advancing computing as an academic discipline. If you work in computing education and/or research in the UK and want to get involved in the promotion and development of your discipline, the Academy offers you the opportunity.
  • BCS membership
    Keep abreast of the latest thinking and contribute and lead topics in future debates with membership of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

    We award Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci) giving you the opportunity to acquire the registrations that best convey your professional standing.

    As a member of the Institute, you can enjoy free membership of the BCS Academy.
  • Publications
    With contributions from the academic community, business and industry professionals, we offer insight into current research and research development.
  • Higher Education Accreditation
    The Institute has many responsibilities under its Royal Charter including that of developing and maintaining standards in educational qualifications so they provide an appropriate foundation for those who wish to follow a career in computing or information systems. We undertake a programme of visits to Universities and other Higher Education Institutions to review and accredit computing courses.
  • Academic Awards
    The BCS Academy is responsible for the administration and assignment of a number of prestigious professional and academic awards including the Lovelace Medal, Roger Needham Award and Distinguished Dissertations.