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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


The Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society (or CUCES for short) is a student run society, which organises both careers and social events for undergraduate and post graduate students in the department.

Note from Flavia Bush, CUCES President 2018-19:

"Hello, I'm Flavia, a part IIA student at Magdalene and president of the CUCES Committee for 2018-19. I would like to begin by thanking the previous Committee, for all their hard work over the past year. Following elections last term, the new Committee includes Tom Hilbourne (Treasurer), Rob Walker (Careers Director), Izzy Bentley (IT & Publicity), Alex Lawrence (Social Secretary) and Ellen Blowey (Secretary). I am truly excited to continue being part of CUCES and look forward to working with a very dedicated and enthusiastic team!

This year, we will continue to hold both careers and social events for students in the department, and we already have exciting plans underway. Michaelmas term will be busy with many networking and information events, the annual careers panel and interview preparation workshops  We are hoping to organise additional networking events where students are able to talk to employers from a range of fields; to help them decide what career they wish to pursue once they leave Cambridge. Moreover, for those considering to continue their career in academia, we are organizing presentations from current PhD students, who will share their experiences and insights into their research projects.

Integration between various year groups is something that the Committee has been trying to improve year after year. This year, there will be a special focus on this topic, and we plan to improve integration through social events, including the Christmas Dinner, Frank Morton Sports Day, our much-anticipated Annual Dinner, and many more smaller events, such as department formals at different colleges.

The entire Committee is very much looking forward to taking up our roles, building on the success of the previous committee. If you wish to get in contact with me or anyone on the Committee, please do not hesitate to send me an email at or meet me in the department for a chat!"