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Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

There are over 20,000 alumni across the globe, who have kept in touch with the Department of Engineering, having worked or studied here. We always look forward to hearing from our alumni and keeping in contact.

If you would like to be part of this community, then please:

You may remember how much you enjoyed working for a company on a specific project during your time of study. We are always on the lookout for work experiences for our students. You benefit from having young, intelligent, enthusiastic employees for a period of time; we benefit from ensuring our courses equip them thoroughly for the future; the country benefits from producing highly-skilled, practical engineers with a knowledge of the working world. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities, please visit the Department's Student Placements page.

If you want to seek expertise in the Department and possibly collaborate on research, then please review our Collaboration pages or contact Philip Guildford, Director of Research, directly.

We cannot produce a page about alumni without mentioning philanthropy. We do not hound our alumni for donations, but we do greatly appreciate philanthropic gifts when they come. One pound sterling donated to the Department is worth more than one pound tied to a government or company contract. This is because philanthropists typically see the bigger picture, the longer term and the value of giving talented people tremendous freedom. If you are interested in supporting research, teaching and the next generation of engineers, then please contact the Director of Research (Tel: +44 (0)1223 332671).

If you would prefer not to wait for a conversation before giving and want to do so online, please select “Cambridge University Schools”, then "Technology", then enter your sum to donate against “Engineering”, before following the instructions to complete the process.

Double your impact with the Harding Challenge

You may have already heard about the Harding Challenge from your College, but did you know a gift to your department could also qualify?

If you are a new donor to the Collegiate University, or have not given since July 2019, your gift to support students in your department will be eligible for the Harding Challenge. As such, your gift will unlock, pound for pound, a contribution to a special fund for undergraduate financial support, benefitting both your department, and undergraduates in greatest need across Cambridge.

This time-limited challenge is the first time Collegiate Cambridge has come together in a fundraising effort to extend the impact of a donor’s gift, which enables us to do more for undergraduates than ever before.

Every pound really does make a difference, so please do consider taking advantage of this opportunity to amplify the impact of your donation.