Freddie Temperton MEng Electronic Engineering, 2016
“I was attracted to Southampton by its amazing facilities. They were much better than I had ever seen before and the general environment was very welcoming. In my opinion it had the best laboratories and equipment of any department in the country.
The world class facilities, combined with lecturers whose industry background gives them a unique perspective on how to apply taught knowledge in the real world, sets up graduates for the most demanding of jobs
"The labs and equipment have recently had significant investment and have taken another giant leap to premium quality industrial standards equipment that is unrivalled in any education establishment.
“The world class facilities, combined with lecturers whose industry background gives them a unique perspective on how to apply taught knowledge in the real world, sets up graduates for the most demanding of jobs.
“I had a scholarship at Imagination Technologies for the first three years of my degree. This gave me a huge amount of practical experience in fields relevant to my study.
“In my second year I also developed a high resolution external display for computers that the University’s innovation hub helped me to realise. I formed my own start-up company Neutron Technologies Ltd that develops consumer products and even led to me being headhunted by a technology company from San Francisco.
“Electronics hardware has always been my passion and I have been fortunate to be offered a job as part of a hardware development team in the heart of the Silicon Valley, in the USA. This will hopefully give me an excellent opportunity to showcase the skills I have developed both inside and outside the University through the amazing opportunities that have been available to me.
“After working in the Silicon Valley for a few years, I would like to concentrate more on my start-up company and create more consumer electronic projects. The experience I have gained from the University of Southampton and from industry should provide me with a great background to develop my own technology.
“Southampton’s facilities alone would make anyone want to come here. With its recent development of the innovation hub and the inspiring lecturers, it has created an experience that makes its students some of the most desirable and employable in the world.”