Suitable for:

Anyone who’s interested in tech


There are no formal requirements


£92 a year

How to become an Affiliate member

Online application

Create a BCS account and complete the short online form.

Keep your finger on the pulse

You don’t have to be studying or working in the IT industry to be obsessed with technology. You may be thinking about a career in tech and want to get closer to the action, or already working alongside the profession, perhaps in a vendor or sales role, and looking to grow your network. Or you’re fascinated about the impact of tech on future generations or the planet.

If this sounds like you, it’s time to discover BCS Affiliate membership, your access-all-areas pass to the professional body for IT. Affiliate membership puts you in touch with the practitioners, academics, business- and thought-leaders who are driving the innovation that’s shaping our digital world.

Connect with the community, find out first-hand about the latest advances in IT thinking, and develop your own understanding. You can even have your say on the challenges facing the industry and help the profession to steer an ethical path. In a society so reliant on tech, knowing about its development and application has never been so important... or inspiring!

Connect with industry

Get to know IT practitioners in your area, at your nearest BCS branch, or join in the chat on our online forum and network with the global community.

Explore your interests

Choose from over 50 specialist groups where you can develop your knowledge in subjects ranging from AI and green IT to cybercrime forensics.

Webinar and events

Webinars, conferences and lectures happen throughout the year, giving you the chance to listen to, and debate with, experts across IT disciplines.

Information highway

Get news, interviews, podcasts and reports straight to your inbox covering every angle of the IT industry and keeping you at technology’s cutting edge.

Have your own say

Share your own views and experiences of using tech in our regular member surveys and research, and help shape ethical policy and innovation.

Become an Affiliate member

Connect with the professional IT community and support our mission to ensure tech innovation is always good for society.

Not ready to join just yet?

Connect with BCS and gain access to free CPD content, ways to get involved with our global tech community and info on BCS as your career partner. You'll receive a series of four emails jampacked with all this and more.