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Celebrating ECS alumni May 2013

Published: 
9 April 2013
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This year's reception for ECS alumni of all years will be held in London on Tuesday 21 May from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Invitations to the event were issued last week to all ECS alumni for whom the University has current email addresses. The reception is again being held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, and offers the opportunity for former students of Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and IT, to reconnect with each other, and to find out more about recent developments in ECS.

The 2012 event provided a great opportunity for ECS alumni over 60 years to meet and renew contact in the IET’s Riverside Room, with its wonderful balcony view of the Thames. “The event last year exceeded all our expectations”, said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. “There was an outstandingly positive atmosphere in the room and it was really great to see so many old and new connections being made.”

Since then, a student mentoring programme has been initiated which draws on the knowledge and expertise of alumni, and business employability and enterprise support for students has also been introduced. ECS now has 12 student societies which are all keen to engage with alumni, and representatives of all the societies will be at the reception - alumni are invited to catch up with friends, network with fellow ECS graduates, and meet ECS academic staff, current students, and the University’s Alumni Relations team over drinks and canapés! For further information about this event, or to find out more about the ECS Careers and Employability initiative and ways of being involved, contact Joyce Lewis; tel. +44(0)23 8059 5453; email j.k.lewis@ecs.soton.ac.uk

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