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New ECS students take part in JumpStart week

Published: 29 September 2008

Around 350 new students arrive in ECS this week to join undergraduate and MSc programmes and to take part in the ECS JumpStart programme.

The ECS JumpStart programme is intended to introduce students to the School of Electronics and Computer Science, to the University Campus and the City of Southampton, and to their new fellow students. It involves a mix of meetings, challenges, and social events and allows students to find out enough about the School to enable them to settle better into the routine of lectures and classes.

JumpStart is sponsored by IBM. It is being run this year by Teresa Binks, a second-year student in Computer Science, and Sean Nuzum, who graduated from ECS this summer with an MEng degree in Electronic Engineering. Around 50 current undergraduate students are also involved in acting as student mentors throughout the week.

'We're delighted to welcome so many high achieving students to the School,' said Professor Harvey Rutt, Head of ECS. 'They join the School at a particularly exciting time, with the new Mountbatten Building almost completed, and a whole new range of opportunities likely to emerge during their time here.'

The University semester begins next Monday, 6 October.

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