JumpStart paves the way for ECS Freshers
Over 200 new undergraduates are joining the School of Electronics and Computer Science this week.
The new students have been welcomed to the School with a series of events that form the ‘JumpStart’ induction programme, including talks, social events, and a Challenge which introduces them to the City of Southampton.
The students are enrolling in one of 23 programmes in Computer Science, IT in Organisations, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering. Their courses begin formally on Monday 4 October.
Among those queueing at today’s registration (Thursday) were MEng Electronic Engineering students Josef Capindale from Lincoln, Michael Barber from Croydon, and Philip Crump from the USA, who were all positive about the JumpStart experience. ‘It’s been really good to meet lots of new people,’ said Josef. ‘It’s going smoothly so far,’ said Michael, and Philip agreed: ‘There's so much that's new, but it’s good so far!’
The JumpStart event has been organized by a team led by ECS student Alan Huynh, who recruited around 70 students to help. Amongst them is Part 2 Computer Science student Raluca Laic from Romania: ‘It’s been really exciting being in the place of the students who helped me last year,’ she said. ‘It’s been an awesome week – the students have been no trouble at all, and have been really forthright in asking us for help.
‘Last year I enjoyed the City Challenge since it’s a good way to find your way around somewhere new. It’s a great start to the year.’
For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel. 023 3059 5453