At UCL Computer Science our Student Academic Representatives (or StARs for short) volunteer to represent students’ views to UCL. StARs sit on various committees at a programme, faculty and University level, at which they act as the voice of students, ensuring that UCL takes into account the needs of students in its decision making processes. StARs achieve this through liaising with UCLU and UCL staff to resolve issues.


We are currently looking for volunteers in the MPhil/PhD programme to take an active role. Please email Sarah at to sign-up or see for more information.


Our current StAR is Ruba Abu-Salma. You can contact them by emailing

Research Group Representatives

As the Department of Computer Science is pretty large, and we are determined to ensure that every student's voice is heard, we also have Research Group Representatives who have volunteered to be the point of contact for Research Students in their group and to pass on ideas, issues and concerns to the department. They are also invited to have their say in activities and events for Research Students in the Department. If you are interested in representing your group, please speak to the head of your department or email Sarah ( There is no limit on the amount of reps a group may have, and some groups are still looking for volunteers.






Temitayo Olugbade - Human Centred Systems/ UCLIC
Ruba Abu-Salma - Information Security
Kawsar Noor - Intelligent Systems
Heidy Khlaaf - Programming Principles and Logic
Afnan Alsubaihin - Software Systems Engineering
James Hennessey - Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics