UCL Computer Science


Computer Science UG highlights

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Student Testimonials

Chris Tan, former President of UCL Tech Soc talks about student societies MediaCentral Widget Placeholderhttps://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/B7D1h8Jb

Noan Le Renard describing IXN (Industry Exchange Network) placement

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MEng graduate, Maria Miscouridou discusses what inspired her to study engineering, what's the most valuable lesson she's learned so far, and what advice she'd give to a young person wanting to enter the field of STEM
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What is a hackathon?

Watch students take part in the F'AI'R AI for the Common Good hackathon at the British Embassy in Paris in 2019

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Student societies

There are a number of UCL societies focusing on technology, computing and engineering, which are run by students, for students. You can find a full list of these on the UCL Engineering website.

TechSoc and the Data science Society organise and deliver a packed programme of TechTalks, hackathons, competitions and socials each term, and work with the Department of Computer Science to help its students make the most of their time at university.

Society presidents and officers are elected each year by students, and the societies’ activities are governed by their constitutions.

TechSoc (President: Deep Shah)

We live our lives surrounded by technology with more and more innovations flooding the market every day. How to keep up? We’re here to help!

Throughout the year, our society is holding workshops, talks, forums, socials, hackathons and many other events to make sure you can learn something new and achieve your goals with the help of technology. No matter what you study, we planned the year to make sure everyone can find something to enjoy and meet new people who were not afraid to step into a wonderful world of Technology. And to top it up, the membership is free! Make sure to join, we can’t wait to welcome you to our TechSoc family!

UCL Technology Society, raising technological awareness since 1999 - Create, Connect, Collaborate.

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Visit the TechSoc website

Data Science Society (President: Scott Fan)

Text and link to follow

UCL AI Society


Departmental research internships

The departmental runs a programme of paid research internships during the summer holidays, offering students a chance to try research in a university setting, with one of the department's research teams. 

The project lasts for between eight and ten weeks and can take place between the end of the exam period and the start of the new academic year (by arrangement between student and supervisor). Students will be provided with necessary software and equipment to undertake the work.

Interns are employed and paid in accordance with UCL Internship Policy.

Other Industrial Placements

  • Year in Industry
  • NXI details tbc

Student prizes

We have a growing number of industry sponsored prizes, awarded to outstanding students every year at graduation. We are grateful to the following sponsors for their ongoing support.

  • IBM: BSc & MEng Computer Science - Best Individual Project Prize
  • SAS: MSc Business Analytics - Best Student Prize
  • BCS: MSc Software Systems Engineering - Best Exam Performance Prize
  • Winton: MSc Computational Statistics & Machine Learning - Best Individual Project & Best Overall Academic Achievement 

Helping you settle in when you come to UCL

Here in Computer Science we place great store by providing a supportive environment for our students and one of the ways in which we do this is via our student mentoring scheme. 
If you take up a place with us, you and other first year students will be linked up with a fellow student, known as a Transition Mentor, who can guide you through the transition to university life. Our mentors are second, third, and fourth year students in Computer Science who can draw on their experience of moving to London, getting to grips with their studies, making friends, joining student societies, and much more. 

Find out more about UCL’s Transition Mentors scheme.