Cambridge University Engineering Society

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Founded in 1901, the Cambridge University Engineering Society is Cambridge University’s most active academic society and one of the largest, with over 1300 current student members.


Our mission is to deliver the very best opportunities to students to enhance their skills and develop their employability. To our partners, our mission is to be their indispensable route to interaction with some of the greatest talent in the world.


We make regular contact with our network of high achieving students through numerous channels including presentations from industry, events (including the university’s largest student-run careers fair), our grants scheme and regular social activities. We are proud of how this has always resulted in very high exposure for our partners, not only to our members but also to the wider Cambridge community.


Recently, CUES has undergone a shift in focus and is rapidly expanding its reach to an increasing number of STEM and non-STEM students, as well as the postgraduate community. Membership is open to anyone at the University with an interest in technology and industry, giving us a strong membership base that is growing and diversifying.


We run several initiatives to help shape the leaders of the future, and we are particularly proud of the launch of our Diversity Scheme which aims to promote social mobility and gender equality in STEM industries.


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Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

CUES Partner Information

CUES partners with industrial companies – big and small – to showcase engineering in industry and the latest placement and recruitment opportunities to the brightest talent. We collaborate closely during the recruitment phase to offer unrivalled brand exposure to our sponsors and partners:

  • CUES Careers Fair: The largest student-run Careers Fair in Cambridge is a focal point for over 30 partner companies and 500 STEM students to network. Our biggest academic event is open to all interested companies annually and run in collaboration with experts from the Cambridge Careers Service, with excellent feedback from attending companies. CUES Sponsors receive guaranteed free access to our Careers Fair with priority over other attendees and premium positioning.
    Detail Information: CUES Careers Fair Info 2017
  • CUES Presentations: A fixed staple in the Engineering undergraduate calendar, our twice-weekly lunchtime presentations are a unique opportunity for you to dive deep into your company. Be it a technical talk, an inspirational presentation, an application skills workshop or an introduction to available graduate and internship opportunities, we design bespoke marketing materials for your talk and offer you a full 45 minutes to talk to our talented students, lunch provided. CUES Sponsors receive guaranteed free access to lunchtime presentations with priority reservations.
    Detail Information: CUES Presentations Info 2017-18
  • CUES Flagship Events: From site visits over afternoon workshops to 24-hour overnight hackathons, our CUES Flagship Events are loved by students and companies alike. We cooperate with the host company exclusively to give them complete access to our creative members. Word of our events spread like wildfire in Cambridge thanks to our custom publicity strategy and are always oversubscribed. Past flagship events include the ARM Hackathon and BAE Systems Capture the Flag.
  • CUES Bulletin: CUES operates a twice-weekly newsletter that reaches over 1300 inboxes of active student members. In addition to promoting CUES Events, sponsors are able to submit free, unlimited entries that align with their recruitment strategy to our secretary. Non-sponsors are able to submit individual entries for £100, on a space available basis.
  • CUES Social Media: CUES is one of the most active societies on Social Media. Our partners get unlimited, exclusive access to our Facebook followers and reach, as well as our Twitter, Snapchat (@CUEngSoc) and Instagram channels.
  • CUES Merchandise: We prominently display our partner logos on all our popular Merchandise, which is given to new members during Fresher’s Week. CUES Merchandise is visible throughout Cambridge every day, especially on our popular hoodies and sweatshirts.
  • CUES Grants: Our strong partners enable the unique CUES Grants scheme. We offer financial support for individual and collective endeavours that are difficult finance otherwise, ranging from individual hacking projects to overseas outreach opportunities and international competitions. CUES partners will learn about how the Grants are used and are able to engage with the students directly should they spot an interesting project.
  • CUES Magazine: Our magazine, ‘The Cambridge Engineer’ is a fantastic vehicle for partners to promote opportunities and drive engagement. Besides classical adverts, our sponsors are offered the opportunity to submit articles and interviews about projects and people that are pushing the boundaries of engineering.

Companies interested in a partnership with CUES are always welcome to get in touch with us. If this could be your company, please reach out to our Sponsorship Lead at


Blockchain Talk by MIT professor Silvio Micali at Algorand

Join us to hear about the revolutionary alternative blockchain, developed from the first principles and enabling continuous progress.

Algorand is a highly innovative blockchain platform out of MIT in Boston, a platform that will provide great opportunities for a lot of developers to build upon.

Turing Award winner, the top crypto professor at MIT and the founder of Algorand, Silvio Micali will tell you about how Algorand is changing the conversation in the blockchain space.

Afterwards, Algorand will also talk about the its Developer Suite of Tools and articulate how simple it is to start building on top of the platform and invite teams of developers.

Algorand also wants to get in touch with the talented developers of the Cambridge University and its ecosystem. With this particular event, Algorand will be seeking to identify ambassadors (well networked and talented developers) to help Algorand build and expand Algorand ecosystem in 2019 and beyond.

The talk will take place at LR4 in the Engineering department from 17:30 to 19:30 on October 30th. To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up and RSVP to this link:

Look forward to meeting you on that day!

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Schlumberger Career Opportunities

On 30th October Schlumberger will be giving a presentation on the career opportunities that are offered by Schlumberger. The talk will be hosted in LR4 13:00-14:00, to give you an interesting talk after your morning of tough tripos!

Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. They work in more than 85 countries and employ approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance. WHat makes Schlumberger so unique is not only their impressive skill set, but the lifestyle of many of their employees. Which such huge international programs there is lots of opportunity to explore and find the right fit for you. 

We hope to see many CUES members join us for an intriguing insight into the work of a company who are leading the world in their industry.

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CUES Careers Fair 2018

CUES is excited to announce the return of the Careers Fair on Monday 29th October, held at the University Centre on Mill Lane. Join us from 1pm - 5pm to meet different engineering companies and see what sorts of job opportunities are available to you!

Come and listen to ‘lightning talks’ from various companies, 15 min talks where you can find out about current projects being carried out in different companies right now, summarised by current employees.

With over 30 companies attending, including our sponsors (Microsoft, ARM, Rolls-Royce, P&G, Schlumberger, Shell, BP, Aecom, TTP) you do not want to miss out!

For more information about the companies that will be attending the fair, check out our careers fair booklet here:

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Vere Whittome

President -

This is your society and I would love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve and engage more students! Feel free to give me a shout when you see me around CUED or just drop me an email at!


Julita Straszak

Vice President -


Emma Lindsey

Treasurer -


Kim Barker

Operations Director -

I’m an Emmanuel College 3rd year specialising in Information Engineering looking to rejuvenate the CUES committee efficiency and productivity through strong leadership, smart data and clever management.