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Department of Computer Science and Technology


The Cambridge Ring is the graduate association of the Department of Computer Science and Technology. The Ring provides information, contacts, help-line services and a social and business events programme to members.

It 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 is 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.

If you'd like to find out more, go to FAQ.

Benefits of joining the Ring


  • Find out what your contemporaries are doing now and stay in touch
  • Make new contacts amongst fellow Lab graduates at Ring events
  • Stay in touch with the Lab and talk technical


  • Receive the Newsletter and stay in touch
  • 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 new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018.

We would really like to carry on sending you regular emails with information about the Ring, the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the University (where appropriate).

If you have provided your email address previously but no longer give your consent for us to keep in touch with you by email please let us know.

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 by emailing You will then be removed from the distribution list.

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