Students & Industry

Our students enjoy numerous relationships with industry partners and work joint projects, compete to win industry prizes and awards and attend guest lectures, technology demos and presentations. These relationships prepare our students for the wider technology world and can be gateway to an interesting and diverse future career. Companies and individuals wishing to work more closely with our students and get involved in these activities can contact us via computerscience.comms@ucl.ac.uk

Industry Exchange Network

The Industry Exchange Network (IXN) enables students to engage on real-world problem based learning through term-based client projects. The UCL IXN is a pipeline matching industry projects of different levels with students ranging from BSc 1st year students working on Apps Design through to MSc level students working on more advanced Data Science projects. The client projects are driven by charitable works, healthcare sectors, research-steered development, SME/entrepreneurship development, larger scale commercial projects and (6) public sector/policy driven projects.

Industry partner clients suggest projects capable of running strictly to term-times. Each project has a named technical mentor from the company, and a supervisor allocated from UCL. The IXN projects are formally assessed on a UCL module, and the UCL supervisor will lead in the final academic marking of the project. PhD student teaching assistants are also involved in support of the lab time of the in-term projects. Our projects run in the following cycles:

  • MSc summer dissertations need to have requirements by January for start in May.
  • MSc small mobile apps need to have requirements by August for start in October.
  • BSc small mobile and web apps need to have requirements by October for start in January.
  • BSc 2nd Year proof of concepts need to have requirements by May to run October to April (group projects).
  • BSc Final Year dissertations need to have requirements by May for start in October.

The IXN website with more details is here

A playlist of projects presented art last year's Apps Showcase event is below.


UCLU TechSoc

UCLU TechSoc is the only all-encompassing technology society at UCL. Our membership is open to anyone and everyone in the UCL and IoE community. We help bridge the gap between students’ ambitions and potential careers; connecting them to those in the industry and to each other, with talks from across a range of industries, alongside career and alumni events. Our society is also a platform for the development of technical skills; engaging those new to technology and encouraging those that love it, from the project groups to tutorials.

Check out our video below and join us on LinkedIn.


UCL FIndS

UCL FIndS (Financial Industry Series) is a student-run forum that organises high-class conferences, debates and talks on financial topics. Founded in December 2010 with the purpose of providing students and professionals alike with the opportunity to look into the latest topics within the financial industry, members not only develop a comprehensive understanding of the field but also benefit from unique networking opportunities.

In the past, our events have met great demand from students at UCL and other top UK universities as well as from professionals within the industry. To make our events accessible to as many students as possible and to maintain the high standard that we strive towards, we count on the support of our partners including leading financial organisations in The City. See more in the video below.

 

Industry Sponsored Prizes & Awards

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their ongoing support.

IBM

BSc & MEng Computer Science Best Individual Project Prizes

SAS

MSc Business Analytics Prize

BCS

MSc Software Systems Engineering 'Best Examination Performance' Prize