ECS welcomes over 400 new students
Over 400 new students are being welcomed to the School this week. Among events taking place is the ECS JumpStart programme for Freshers in the School.
The influx of new students comprise around 250 undergraduates taking courses in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical and Electromechanical Engineering, and Information Technology in Organisations. During this week the new undergraduates have been experiencing a specially designed programme which introduces them to the School, the University, the City of Southampton, and their fellow students. JumpStart has been devised and managed this year by Sean Nuzum, a final-year student in Electronic Engineering and the reaction from the freshers has been very positive.
One of the tasks involves a group Treasure Hunt around Southampton concluding in the construction of a poster which highlights memorable parts of the City.
The School's MSc programme has attracted 136 students who are taking one of eight different programmes. Yesterday the students went on a four-hour boat trip from Ocean Village to the Isle of Wight, as part of their own induction programme.
Around 80 PhD and EngD students are also joining ECS. This will be an momentous year for the School since it will see the completion and opening of the new £55M Mountbatten Building.