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Department of Computer Science and Technology


The Cambridge Ring is our alumni association. 

Membership of the Ring is free and gives alumni access to information, contacts, a programme of events, an alumni LinkedIn group and the opportunity for discussions with fellow alumni via the online Ring Forum.

For more information about becoming a member, please see the FAQ. If you would like to join, you can do so using this form.


The Ring was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit independent members' association, to enable graduates to get a lifetime benefit from their Cambridge degrees, professionally, technically and socially.

The association's governing council designed a programme of events to allow members not only to re-discover and engage with the intellectual rigour associated with being a graduate of the University, but also to provide the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new contacts within the computing industry.

In 2012, the department, adamant that the Ring was an important asset and should be helped to flourish, decided to bring the association in-house. So, in July 2012 the Cambridge Ring moved from constitutional and operational independence to being part of the department.

Benefits of joining the Ring


  • Find out what your contemporaries are doing now and keep in contact for the future
  • Make new contacts amongst fellow graduates at Ring events
  • Stay in touch with the department and hear about talks and activities


  • Receive the Newsletter and stay in touch on the Forum
  • Use the Ring helpline to get advice on business and careers issues
  • Find a new job or hire people
  • Find a great supplier of technology or consultant through the Ring
  • Find a fellow business leader with whom you can chat about current business issues and challenges


  • Help build the community by volunteering to give informal careers advice
  • Help build the community by volunteering to act as a mentor
  • Suggest an idea for a student project at the department

Data Protection: Notice for current members

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. We would like to continue sending you regular emails with information about the Ring, the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the University (where appropriate). Please rest assured that we will never pass your details on to third parties. You can opt out of receiving emails from us at any time using the links at the bottom of the emails or by emailing You will then be removed from the distribution list.

The University's data protection statement can be found at:

Our newsletters

The Ring newsletters have migrated to email. Here you can read our e-newsletters:

Or follow this link to read past editions of our printed newsletter.