British Computer Society

The British Computer Society is the leading professional body for those working in IT. It has over 65,000 members in more than 100 countries and are the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP). They are also an international awarding body for a wide range of qualifications for both users of IT and IT specialists.

There are over 40 local branches in the UK and 15 international sections, there are also over 40 specialist groups all of which offer members excellent networking and an unrivalled opportunity to keep abreast of current developments in numerous areas of interest.

Student Membership

BCS Student Membership Open to those following an approved course of study leading to a qualification recognised for admission to Associate or Professional membership of BCS. Join online or download forms from:

BCS Higher Education Qualifications Candidates Only

  • Student Membership - Full Course
    £30 for four years
  • Student Membership - Annual
    £20 for one year

There is a dedicated page about student membership which has more details on how BCS membership will benefit students.

Local Branches

Specialist Groups

BCS Events

BCS organise numerous events for both its members and the public. These include lectures, dinners, forums and competitions.

Many new events are appearing at BCS Events each week - please check the events calendar regularly for the latest meetings in your locality or area of interest.



School of Computer Science and Technology
University of Bedfordshire
University Square


CST Labs - Opening Times

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday CLOSED


TIGA member

BCS Educational Affiliate

IET The Institution of Engineering and Technology