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ECS celebrates students’ achievements at Graduation

Published: 14 July 2009

Over 200 students will attend Graduation ceremonies at the University this week to receive degrees gained in the School of Electronics and Computer Science.

The students will graduate at two ceremonies to be held on Friday 17 July: at 9.30 am for degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology in Organisations; and at 4.45 pm for degrees in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanical Engineering. The ceremonies will be followed at 10.45 am and 6 pm by Graduation Receptions for graduates and their guests, to be held in the ECS Graduation Marquee, situated next to Zepler Building.

Professor Harvey Rutt, Head of School, will tell graduates: ‘All of us who know ECS know that it is a unique place and that it is the members of our community who make it so. For the last three or four years you have been an integral part of that community as much as any of the researchers and teachers whose work contributes to the School’s international reputation.’

The majority of students graduating from ECS have already found jobs, despite the difficult economic conditions. It was announced last month in the results of the 2008 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DHLE) Survey that within six months of graduating from the School 95 per cent of students had found graduate-level positions. ‘This is an outstanding result,’ said Professor Alun Vaughan, Deputy Head of School (Education). ‘The fact that ECS students are in such demand indicates the relevance of our degrees and the way in which they enable our students to make an impact in the workplace.’

Congratulations to all ECS students graduating this week!

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453

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