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Department of Computer Science and Technology

We're holding Open Days in the Department today and tomorrow (4 and 5 July 2024) when we're welcoming prospective undergraduate students. 

School pupils currently in Year 12 (and prospective mature applicants aged over-21) can tour the Department, attend a sample lecture, hear a presentation about our Computer Science degree course and chat to Directors of Studies in Computer Science about what it's like to study here.

Current undergraduates and postgraduates are on hand to chat and answer questions. And some of them are putting on hands-on activities that offer a fun way to explore Computer Science.

These include a Security demo, where researchers are inviting visitors to try their hand at 'lock-picking' and learn how techniques in picking locks have parallels with the techniques hackers use to break into our computers and access our data. And PhD student Karl Mose has created a digital air hockey game built on a Raspberry Pi computer that visitors can play. 

Each day also includes presentations on the Computer Science degree course here at Cambridge, explaining what it covers in each year. There are also sample lectures so prospective students can get a flavour of the lectures that undergraduates here attend. And we're streaming a series of short films about our second-year students' Group Design Projects, which they carried out in early spring.

Our Open Days today and tomorrow take place as part of Cambridge University's Cambridge Open Days 2024. These are aimed at prospective applicants from Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants (aged 21 or over), together with their parents or supporters, to help them learn more about the University. Booking is essential. You can book for the Open Days here.

About studying Computer Science at Cambridge

There are several videos about studying Computer Science at Cambridge on our YouTube channel

This video was produced by the University:

This video was produced by one of our undergraduates, Zeb Goriely:

Published by Rachel Gardner on Thursday 4th July 2024