Events, groups and seminars

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering offers a range of opportunities to get involved with events, seminars and groups.

Seminars

During semesters we run regular seminars. Speakers include staff members, postgraduate students and visitors from outside the University. Check the seminars timetable for up-to-date information about the next seminar.

Follow us online

We'll keep you up to date on what's happening and share relevant news and career information on our departmental Facebook and Twitter pages.

Find a student group

Computer Science and Software Engineering offers a number of opportunities to be involved in clubs, societies, volunteer work with young people and more.

CompSoc aims to offer students the full university experience with academic and peer support combined with professional and social opportunities. Industry links mean your pathway to success beyond university is smoothed.  We frequently host speakers from major employers and offer year-round help sessions for study (complete with free pizza).  Most terms there is a workshop on a specific subject.  These can be targeted at CSSE students or university-wide, such as 2016's Learn to Code. We host regular barbecues, have organised things like E-Sports tournaments and the CS+X FESTIVAL and can even help with preparing your CV via our CV workshops.

Check out our webpage or find us on Facebook to stay up to date with what's happening.

Women in Tech (formerly Computer Chicks) is a social club for UC Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Information Systems or Maths students.

It is open to anyone who identifies as female - we are supportive of the LGBTQ community - and is studying the above at UC. We aim to support and connect the women studying for tech degrees. The club was started in 2009 as a response to women in the department feeling isolated and has grown into a major support network for women at all study levels.

We offer mentoring, study nights, regular social coffees (coffee is free!), the chance to share experiences and even a popular cocktail evening which is enjoyed by all the department.

If you have any questions about the club please email ucwitsoc@gmail.com You can also request to join our Facebook group.

students at code club

Computer Science and Software Engineering students can become involved in computer science and programming education by volunteering with Code Club. Teachers are encouraged to start a Code Club in their schools with support from Code Club Aotearoa, which provides resources and volunteers.

The department has a strong outreach focus and student involvment in Code Club is a way to support this as well as mentor the next generation of students.  Coordinator Tom Bijesse is based in the department's Erskine building, room 305.   Call in on weekdays for more information on volunteer opportunities, either in schools or at special events, or email tom@codeclub.nz. You can also find us on social media.