The Cambridge University Engineers' Association is an organisation for all current and past members of the University of Cambridge who are affiliated with Engineering.

Cambridge Engineers have been helping to improve our world for more than 150 years and, given the scale of the challenges and opportunities facing the world today, the demands for their continuing contribution are as great as ever. The general aim of CUEA is to contribute to improving the effectiveness of current and future engineers who have been or are associated with the Cambridge University Engineering Department.

Sign-ups for the Mentoring Scheme 2023/24 are now open!


Aerospace Careers Panel


Thursday 22nd February

Mentoring Scheme Launch 2023/24

Hybrid Event

Thursday 16th November

F1 Careers Panel

Hybrid Event

Thursday 9th November

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Our President

After a few years of inactivity, the Association elected a new President in 2018, Brian Phillipson. Under Brian's stewardship, the Association has undergone a full review to set a path to an engaging and esteemed CUEA.

Brian matriculated in 1971, and subsequently had a distinguished career in Aerospace and Defence, mainly with BAE Systems.  For several years he worked in Munich, Germany, as the CEO then COO of the Eurofighter company, leading the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft programme. 

Incoming President 

At the AGM held in September, attendees voted to support the Committee's nomination of Chris O'Connor as incoming President of CUEA. Chris O’Connor, CEng FIMechE, is a Group CEO and Non-Exec with experience in the scientific instrument design and manufacturing industry.  He has earlier Director experience with Dyson in operational and commercial roles and as CEO for motor yacht manufacturer Sealine International.


Chris is active within the IMechE and is a visiting lecturer and industrial strategy board member at the CUED Institute for Manufacturing.  He joined the CUEA to help encourage our next generation of Cambridge Engineers to take up rewarding careers in engineering and manufacturing.

Further motions raised by the Committee to finalise governance changes and nominate  Trustees from the existing Committee were all passed and details can be found below.

We're recruiting!

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Cambridge Engineering Alumni Network, offer students and alumni development opportunities and work with a range of engaged alumni?

Then you may be interested in joining the expanding CUEA organisation!

We have roles available for both Committee Members and Executives in the Marketing, Events and Operations teams.

If you are interested in hearing more about the roles, please contact