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Mengtao Wu BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, second year

Mengtao joined the second year of Southampton's BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering after graduating from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Electronics.

I wanted to come to Southampton after finishing my Diploma in Electronics at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, because I had heard about the reputation of the Electronics and Computer Science department.

Mengtao was one of the first students to take advantage of the second year direct entry route into electrical and electronic engineering degrees at Southampton.

She said: “I wanted to broaden my horizons and I knew the UK had a very good education system. I wanted to come to Southampton after finishing my Diploma because I had heard about the reputation of the Electronics and Computer Science department.

“I have found the teaching and facilities at Southampton very good and everyone has a very positive attitude. It is great that I could directly access the second year of the course rather than having to redo Year One studies.”

Mengtao says she made use of the support offered by the University for international students living and studying away from home.

“There is a lot of support around. I found the Union Southampton (the University of Southampton Students’ Union) particularly helpful.

“I am really glad I came to Southampton, I am really enjoying studying at Southampton and experiencing a new culture.”

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