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Department of Computer Science and Technology


The University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology aims to raise the profile of Computer Science and inspire young people to think about a career in technology.

We are involved in a variety of activities designed to educate, engage and excite the wider community, and are committed to increasing diversity through activities created to broaden participation.

Forthcoming Events

Oxbridge Student Conferences

The Department will be taking part in the Oxbridge Student Conferences in March 2020. These conferences are effectively Open Days on the road, where experienced admissions staff, subject specialists and current students from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge visit venues around the UK. The events are aimed at Year 12 students (or equivalent) who are studying for their A Levels or IB.

Experience Cambridge Day

The Experience Cambridge Day will take place in the Department in July 2020. Participants are selected from those applicants who have applied to the Sutton Trust Summer School. The day will be a condensed version of the Summer School and will provide attendees with an insight into what studying Computer Science is like at undergraduate level.

Open Days 2020

There will be two Virtual Open Days on 2nd and 3rd July 2020 where would-be undergraduates can find out what it’s like to study Computer Science here.

Offering an admissions talk, a sample lecture, and the chance to ask questions about studying here, the 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 virtually and find out about student life and finance. These would normally happen in-person, but in 2020, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the in-person Open Days are being replaced by Virtual Open Days.

College Open Days

College open days are offered throughout the year and will give you the opportunity to get a sense of what College life is like and to pick up a range of useful information.

Sutton Trust Summer School 2020

The Department will take part in the Sutton Trust Summer School in August 2020.

Postgraduate Open Day

The 2019 Postgraduate Open Day took place on Friday 1 November 2019. The 2020 Postgraduate Open Day will take place in November 2020, and bookings will open in August 2020. Further details will be posted on our Admissions website in due course.

Science and Technology taster day

The Department will run a Science and Technology Taster Day for GCSE pupils on the 4th February 2020.

Outreach in the Department

Outreach activities are formally recognised in the Department by the Wiseman Award Scheme for individuals who make a commendable contribution to the work of the Department. Outreach and Departmental contribution also contribute highly in the criteria for promotion to Senior Research Associate and in the Senior Academic Promotions Award Scheme.

Contact details

If you have any questions about our outreach and public engagement activities please contact us at