We are very proud of our alumni and are keen to keep in touch and involve former students in our future development. In a recent survey, 98% of alumni would recommend UCL Computer Science to a friend.
Just by studying with us, you’ve tapped into one of the most valuable and vibrant academic communities in the world, offering a wealth of expertise and opportunity. Keep in touch with us and find out what the Department can still do for you after you've graduated.
- Attend UCL Computer Science Alumni Events
- Join UCL LinkedIn Network
- Join other networks
- Study a module as an auditing student
- Join Friends of UCL Computer Science - our new partnership programme
- Become a student project mentor
- Be a guest speaker
- Be a digital ambassador
- Feature in the UCL Computer Science newsletter
- Alumni Spotlight
We recently launched our inaugural UCL Computer Science Summer Mixer event to bring together alumni from across the ages to meet old friends, make new contacts and reunite with academic staff and students.
This event will be the first of a regular programme to come, with the next one expected to be held at UCL’s new campus in East London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the Department's new Robotics and Autonomous Systems group.
Keep an eye on your email for updates about future department events.
All UCL alumni and students are invited to join UCL's official alumni network on Linkedin, where you can connect with a growing international community who can inspire and support you through the different stages of your career.
There are also many other ways you can connect with UCL and your alumni network, including groups in your local area and common interests/identities.
Find out more on the UCL alumni website.
Tech Entrepreneurship course: COMP0039/COMP0146
UCL Computer Science is a 'powerhouse' for tech Start-ups. The aim of this Tech Entrepreneurship programme is to encourage our students and young professionals to pursue commercialisation in parallel with their deep tech research work.
The Entrepreneurship course work can be based on your Masters, PhD or Final Year research project, or a separate idea for a start-up.
Masters’ students can take COMP0039 for credit. PhD, other students and alumni can audit the course by registering with COMP0146, with course work optional.
Each week will have a specific theme, comprising theory, practice and a case study/interview with contributions from a team of successful professionals, entrepreneurs and VCs.
Assessment will be course work based comprising a proof-of-concept, pitch deck, business plan and marketing video.
If you would like help/advice with your start-up or have problems registering contact: Prof Philip Treleaven.
Enrolling on COMP0146
If you are alumni interested in the module, you can self-enrol as an auditing student.
You can access the module here: Course: COMP0146: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice for Researchers (22/23)
The enrolment key is: Entrepreneurs2223
Your time and expertise can be used to benefit UCL, our students and staff in number of valuable ways across a variety of roles.
Explore our new Friends of UCL Computer Science programme, designed for industry professionals and alumni.
Learn how to actively engage and collaborate with the department, shaping the future of computer science innovation.
If you would like to support our next generation of computer science students, including in AI, computer vision, machine learning, data science and more, please join the UCL Industry Exchange Network (IXN) as an industry mentor.
We have over 300 projects each year, and your experience would be invaluable for nurturing our students into future leaders in the field.
It's also a great opportunity to bring talent to your company that you have built a relationship with and know have high standards.
Register your interest as a project mentor
If you want to be a mentor, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to have technical knowledge or enable someone in your group who has that technical knowledge to be a mentor. You must also be available during term dates (office hours - not more than an hour a week).
We have several opportunities throughout the year for alumni to participate at a range of events as a speaker, for both student and industry engagement.
Most recently, UCL Computer Science alumnus, Kimeshan Naidoo, gave a fascinating guest lecture through the Faculty of Engineering's Spring into STEM series, on how he scaled his MSc thesis project into a EdTech start up with over 1 million users.
We would love to feature more inspiring stories like this!
Register your interest as a speaker
If you're interested in speaking at an event, please contact us at: email@example.com.
We are always looking for alumni who can help bring the department to life through videos, testimonials and other digital content.
You can give prospective students a sense of what it's like to study at world-class department like UCL Computer Science, and inspire them with the exciting and innovative careers you've gone into since graduating.
Register your interest as an advocate
If you're interested in helping to promote the department, like in the video above, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September 2021, we launched our bi-annual newsletter, bringing you highlights from the department and details of upcoming events. We also profile a former student in our Alumni Spotlight; if you would like to feature in our next edition, please get in touch with email@example.com.
You'll need to be registered with the UCL Alumni community to receive the newsletter.