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Any University of Cambridge student after graduating automatically becomes an alumnus/a of the University for life.

Wherever you are in the world and whether you are retired or work in industry or academia, we would love to hear from you. We would also like to encourage those who wish to get involved in our activities to come forward and tell us about the type of support they might want to offer the Department, our current students, young researchers and graduates.

Some of the general benefits every Cambridge alumnus/a currently enjoys:

  • Email for life: University of Cambridge graduates are encouraged to sign-up to free email for life. This is a permanent email address that can be used during their programme of study and continuing on into life as a graduate.
  • CAMCard is issued free to all alumni who have matriculated and studied at Cambridge. It provides you with automatic membership to the University Centre the also gives you a range of other benefits and discounts in local hotels, restaurants, bookshops and events.
  • Join the Cambridge Student Alumni Network (CamSAN) exists to foster a stronger relationship between Cambridge graduate students and alumni, and provide the forum for social and professional networking among both groups
  • LifeLong Learning: The University’s Institute of Continuing Education offers adult learners in Cambridge and beyond the opportunity to study at University level on a part-time basis.
  • JSTOR Access: Access to JSTOR is available to all matriculated University of Cambridge alumni and offers a huge range of academic work online free of charge.
  • University Sports Centre:  Alumni are eligible for a special discount on membership fees at the University Sports Centre. 


In addition to the general benefits, CEB alumni network members get:

  • Invitations to attend or take part in department events – social and professional
  • Opportunities to connect, obtain and provide advice at our career events by  become a member of our online professional platform  CUCEB alumni group in LinkedIn
  • Help with event organising (alumni reunions, career events, department seminars, site visits, etc…)


Department news and events

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Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials

May 16, 2019

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials that, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the 20th.

Alumna Fiona Erskine publishes “The Chemical Detective” book

May 10, 2019

Chemical Engineering alumna and writer Fiona Erskine publishes “The Chemical Detective”, a crime thriller with a chemical engineering protagonist.

New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

May 09, 2019

Researchers from our Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.

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Upcoming events

CEB Research Conference 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Machine learning and AI in (bio)chemical engineering

Jul 08, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Stokes200 Symposium

Sep 15, 2019

Pembroke College, Cambridge

VPF8 Viscoplastic Fluids: from Theory to Application 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Jesus College, Cambridge

Upcoming events