Department of Computer Science and Technology

Computer Laboratory Outreach and Public Engagement Activities

The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory 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 2019. Further details and dates.....

Experience Cambridge Day

The Experience Cambridge Day will take place in the Department on Saturday 13 July 2019, 10:30-16:30. 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 2019

The Department Open Days for potential undergraduates will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2019 in the William Gates Building. Booking is not required and we welcome potential students, teachers and parents to visit the Computer Laboratory. Full details can be found on our Open Day Events page

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. Further information and to book.....

Sutton Trust Summer School 2019

The Department will take part in the Sutton Trust Summer School in August 2019
Bookings for 2019 are now open.

Postgraduate Open Day 2018

The 2018 Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Friday 1 November and bookings will open in August 2019. Further details will be posted on our Admissions website in due course.

Event Archive

Careers event at the City of London School for Girls

Dr Marwa Mahmoud represented the Department at a Higher Education Careers event at the City of London School for Girls on 31 January 2019.

Nobel School Visit

Dr Richard Mortier hosted a school visit from the Nobel School in Stevenage on 31 January 2019 in conjunction with Christ's College.

Haute Ecole Franciso Ferrer, University of Electronics, Brussels visit

The Graduate Education Office provided talks on applying for graduate study in January 2019

Mariana Marasoiu

Mariana gave a talk titled 'Computers are my pencils' at the Stephen Perse Foundation on 12 October 2018 as part of their Ada Lovelace Celebration Day.

Dr Amanda Prorok Interview

Dr Amanda Prorok was interviewed by The Naked Scientists in August 2018 as part of the show "Naked on a Punt" Full podcast here... Dr Prorok's research covers robot networks and cyber-physical systems.

Cambridge Science Festival

Professor Cecilia Mascolo participated in the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2018 and gave a talk on "Small but mighty data: what mobiles devices can tell about us". Full podcast here....

Computer Laboratory Open Days


A list of some of the previous activities can be seen in the archive.

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

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