UCL Computer Science



Find out more about the UCL Computer Science Alumni Community, including how you can stay connected with your peers, take advantage of opportunities and get involved with the department.

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.  

Student UCL Computer Science students at graduation 2022 in front of green UCL sign

Stay connected 

Attend UCL Computer Science alumni events

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. 

Join UCL LinkedIn network

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.

Join other networks

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.

Take advantage

Study a module as an auditing student

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


View the 2024 timetable 

Get involved

Your time and expertise can be used to benefit UCL, our students and staff in number of valuable ways across a variety of roles.

Friends of UCL Computer Science

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. 

Become a student project mentor 

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 cs.strategicalliancesteam@ucl.ac.uk.

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).

Be a guest speaker 

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: cs.strategicalliancesteam@ucl.ac.uk.

Be a digital ambassador

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. 

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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: computerscience.comms@ucl.ac.uk. 

Feature in the UCL Computer Science newsletter

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 alumni@ucl.ac.uk.

You'll need to be registered with the UCL Alumni community to receive the newsletter.

Alumni Spotlight

Jay Shah UCL Computer Science alumni

Jay Shah

"In my first year, we did a course that involved programming robots in the language “C”. We had to programme these little robots to run around a course full of sensors and everyone in the class raced each other. I just remember it was a really fun way to put your skills into action."

Rand Hindi

Rand Hindi

"My favourite memory was actually the first time I discovered machine learning! I remember talking about it with the faculty at UCL, who pointed out that it could be a good solution to a problem I was working on."

Larissa Suzuki

Larissa Suzuki

"During my PhD, I did a lot of unconventional and spontaneous things; I founded the UCL society of women engineers, was a visiting student at MIT, and did multiple internships. It was exhausting. And guess what? they were the most satisfying and fascinating years of my life."

Spyros Spotlight

Spyros Yiassemides

"To this day, I vividly remember and cherish each and every lecture of the elective module "Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship" which I took as part of my Computer Science Master's."