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Top 5 places for ECS in University league tables

Published: 20 May 2010

The School of Electronics and Computer Science is ranked 2nd in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in both the Times Good University Guide, published today (Thursday 27 May) and the Independent's Complete University Guide, published last week (Thursday 20 May). Computer Science and IT is ranked 4th in The Times Guide and 5th in The Independent Guide.

The subject tables are based on a number of criteria: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment, Entry Standards, and Graduate Prospects. In Electrical & Electronic Engineering ECS scores 98/97 (out of 100), the highest score in the table for the subject.

Professor Alun Vaughan, Deputy Head of School (Education), commented: "We are pleased to see these excellent results for the School of Electronics and Computer Science. They reflect our strong commitment to creating a very high-quality student experience within the context of world-class research activity.

"Our students are being trained to develop future technologies and they are very much in demand by employers for the breadth of their technical understanding, and also because the unique qualities of the ECS programmes ensure that our students will be able to maximize their potential."

The University of Southampton was ranked 14th in the UK in The Independent Guide and 19th in The Times Guide. University Open Days take place this year on Saturday 3 July and Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 September. ECS will be running a programme of talks, tours, presentations, and demonstrations throughout the day, which also includes talks about all aspects of University life, including finance, accommodation. The University's Open Day web site is now open for bookings for activities in ECS and throughout the University. Book now.

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

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