More Students Choose Higher Education Computing Course

The number of students enrolling in Science, Technology and Maths (STEM) courses has increased since last year.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) produced figures that show that the number of students enrolled in UK undergraduate computer science courses increased by 2% between the academic years of 2013-14 and 2014-15, with the number of undergraduates choosing to study engineering and technology courses rising by 3%.

The HESA report said: "There was an overall increase of 1% in full-time first-year enrolments in 2014 to 2015 and a 3% increase in science subjects.

"The proportion studying science subjects in 2014 to 2015 was 42% for first-year full-time enrolments, compared to 41% in 2013 to 2014."

The number of females taking computer science at university level has changed very little from 2014-15 and remains at 15%.

Currently the skills gap within the technology industry is a great concern with a predicted 756,000 skilled workers needed to fill digital jobs across Europe by 2020.

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