Industry & Outreach

We are a friendly department, open to ideas and open to people. Our outreach activities include partnerships with schools and teachers, alumni engagement, and relationships with businesses including leading global technology companies and start-ups, and prominent industry leaders and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in finding out more about our outreach contact Steve Marchant.

Advisory Board

Industry experts and technology leaders contribute to our teaching and learning, so that our recently updated and innovative Undergraduate Curriculum based around problem-solving and supported by industry projects makes our students more employable.

See here for more about our External Advisory Board members.

Alumni

In a recent survey 98% of alumni would recommend UCL Computer Science to a friend. Just by studying with us you’ve tapped into one of the most valuable and vibrant academic communities in the world, offering a wealth of expertise and opportunity. Keep in touch with us and find out what the Department can still do for you after you've graduated.

See here for more about our growing Alumni Network and events.

Entrepreneurship

Next door to Google, Facebook, British Library, Alan Turing Institute, The Crick, Silicon Roundabout and thousands of start-ups, UCL has a fine tradition of encouraging entrepreneurship. Recent high-profile spinouts like DeepMind, Satalia, MediaGamma, and Prediction.io (started by two PhD students) has led to an entrepreneurship ‘feeding frenzy’ amongst our students. 

See here for more about our Entrepreneurship activity.

School's Outreach

Our students are writing materials for a Coding Curriculum, suitable for use across schools to help younger children to learn to program from scratch, so HTML5, Python, C and JavaScript and are now accessible for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Our expertise is also training teachers to deliver a new Computing Curriculum - and schools are welcome to visit us.

See here for more about our Schools Outreach work.

Students & Industry

Apps are sold by the billions globally; software engineers see app development as an increasingly key skill. We are preparing students for demands of the market place by hosting real world student projects with industry clients, and our partners enjoy associations with the next generation of software engineers, often providing sponsorship or supporting prizes.

See here for more about Students & Industry.

UCLU TechSoc

TechSoc is the only all-encompassing technology society at UCL. 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.

See here for more about TechSoc.