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.

Open Days 2018

The Department Open Days for potential undergraduates will be held on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018 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 2018

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 2018

The Department will take part in the Sutton Trust Summer School from 6 August to 11 August 2018. The week long programme is organised by Dr Tim Jones, it will include an introduction to Programming (Simple Python in a day) and Machine Learning using a Raspberry Pi.

Postgraduate Open Day 2018

The 2018 Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Friday 2 November and bookings will open in August 2018. Further details will be posted on our Admissions website in due course.

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

If you have any questions about our outreach and public engagement activities please contact us at [Javascript required].