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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Websites and prospectuses are great for gathering information on degree courses, but they are not a substitute for meeting the lecturers in person and exploring student life yourself. Each year we participate in a range of events that give you the opportunity to quiz those involved in running the Computer Science course.

Open Days 2022

There will be Hybrid Open Days in July 2022 where would-be undergraduates can find out what it’s like to study Computer Science here by visiting either in-person or virtually. The Open Days will take place on Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July 2022.

There will also be smaller Open Days on 15 and 16 September 2022 for which more details will be released nearer the time.

Offering an admissions talk, tours, a sample lecture, and the chance to ask questions about studying here, the Hybrid Computer Science Open Days are aimed at prospective applicants in Year 12 (or equivalent) and prospective mature applicants (aged 21 or over), together with any parents or supporters.

They take place as part of the wider University Open Days that additionally offer opportunities to visit the colleges and find out about student life and finance. 

In 2022, the Open Days will be a mix of in-person and virtual events. You can come on a visit to the Department either virtually or in-person and find out about the Computer Science course (or Tripos, as it’s called here) and about the application process. In the week beforehand, the University will also be running general information sessions - Warm-Up Webinars - online. 

You can also hear the Computer Science admissions talk. This is normally given in a lecture theatre here, but this year it will be pre-recorded instead and made available to view. The talk will be given by Dr Rob Harle who will explain the admissions process, the structure of the Computer Science Tripos, the projects students undertake at different stages of the Tripos, and the skills they learn along the way.

You can also hear a sample lecture online, to get a flavour of the learning here.

Those wishing to attend the Hybrid Open Days should register in advance 

For those unable to attend an open day the current admissions brochure is available. You may also be interested in the example pathways which show how students with different specialisms or interests could progress through the course.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact

For information on our Postgraduate Open Days, please visit