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DCU’s ComputeTY Programme Encouraging More Females into Technology

ComputeTY-2019-1It’s a continuing fact that females are outnumbered in the Tech world, representing only 20% of the Tech workforce compared to their male counterparts. At university level in Ireland, technology programmes have the highest gender disparity among all discipline areas. This situation persists, despite the fact that young women are leaving school with equivalent attainment in higher maths to their male peers, a dramatic growth in the number of both sexes studying higher maths over the last 7 years, and ever growing career opportunities.
 
DCU’s Compute TY programme aims to tackle the imbalance in how young men and women perceive their subject and career options, by inviting Transition Year students to study computer programming and app development on campus for a week. This intense program gives students an eye-opening experience into life on campus and introduces them to the world of STEM.

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ComputeTY 2018 - Fidelity Invest in future IT students

ComputeTY Winners with FidelityYet again 2018 delivered another successful  ComputeTY programme for many transition year students who attended.

ComputeTY is a transition year programme that allows students to visit the campus for one week to learn computer programming, web design and android app development.  It runs for three weeks every year with approximately 380 TY students on campus.

With the finanical assistance of Fidelity Investments Ireland this year, students showcased their own fully fledged websites, game apps and python programming skills at the end of the week. BBC Microbits where presented to the best students to help them to continue exploring their technical skills. Recent graduates employed on the Fidelity Leap programme gave insightful talks to the students at prizegiving, charted their own journey through CAO choices to the world of IT. Each of them emphaised the huge opportunities in the IT sector for all types of university graduates and encouraged the students to consider the sector when they came to making their CAO choices.

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