UCL Computer Science


Friends of UCL Computer Science

Friends of UCL Computer Science is our new partnership programme for industry partners and alumni. Actively engage and collaborate with us to shape the future of computer science innovation.

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What is Friends of UCL Computer Science?

Friends of UCL Computer Science is our partnership programme that fosters positive transformation in computer science and for society at large. Our friends are our key supporters among industry partners, alumni, academia, and our students, all of whom have the opportunity to create meaningful connections in their respective fields of interest.

We focus on students and alumni development, co-research, and co-innovation to tackle real-world challenges. 

Why you should get involved

Being a Friend of UCL CS offers you and your organisation the opportunity to:

Build Valuable Connections: Connect with fellow alumni, industry professionals, and academics to enhance your career journey.

Spark Innovation: Share your ideas for student projects, creating innovative solutions that benefit your industry and society.

Mentor the Next Generation: Use your expertise and connections to support early-career talent.

Forge New Ventures: Collaborate on developing new products or services, tapping into UCL's expertise.

Be Part of a Thriving Community: Stay engaged with a dynamic, world-leading Computer Science community full of energy and potential.

How you can get involved


Reach out to us via email or social media and have a virtual meeting with our dedicated team

Sign up to our newsletter

Attend exclusive Friends of CS events including tech talks and an annual dinner


Offer student projects via our sector leading UCL Industry Exchange Network programme (IXN)

Build your talent and innovation pipeline, whether you run a start-up or manage a team in your company

See if your company would like to participate in a hackathon


Become a student mentor and give informal careers advice to our talented students

Promote a job opportunity in your company

Volunteer to serve on our Friends of CS Steering Committee

Donate, including sponsoring a scholarship or student prize

How you can join

Forging strong, engaging relations with industry is integral to both the learning experience of our students and the success of the department as a whole. 

SAT can provide you with information about joining Friends of UCL Computer Science, forming new partnerships, and helping to advance cutting-edge research.

Get in touch

Benefits for our Friends


•Dedicated account manager from our Strategic Alliances Team (SAT)

•Introduction to our student society

•Up to 3 student projects (*subject to signing our IXN framework agreement)




•All 'Bronze' benefits

•Up to 8 student projects (*)

•Complimentary access to Friends of CS events for you, and your company 

•'Contributor' package of our Careers Service Recruiters'Club membership



•All “Silver” benefits

•Up to 20 student projects (*)

•A place for you or a senior executive on our new Friends of CS Steering Committee

•'Sponsor' package of our Careers Service Recruiters' Club membership

•Complimentary annual dinner with Head of Department


•All “Gold” benefits

•Up to 30 student projects (*)

•Complimentary priority access for your company to sponsor student engagement

•Recognition through case study and logo on our departmental website


Benefits to those Alumni serving on the Friends of UCL CS committee 

The Friends of UCL CS committee serves as the steering body responsible for overseeing the partnership programme and implementing initiatives to enhance its effectiveness. 

The committee comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds, incuding academia, alumni, industry professionals and people involved in strategic partnerships. 

Benefits include:

•Quarterly meetings to shape the future of the department

•Annual dinner with our Head of Department

•Complimentary UCL IXN Honorary Silver membership for your company and favourable rates for our Gold and Platinum memberships