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UK's top graduate prospect ratings for ECS Electronics students

Published: 21 May 2010

Evidence of the strength of employers’ demand for ECS Electronics and Electrical Engineering students is provided in the Complete University Guide 2011, published in The Independent on Thursday 20 May and the Good University Guide, published in The Times on 27 May.

Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southampton is ranked second in the UK in both tables,, and contributing strongly to this is the Graduate Prospects ranking (indicating the percentage of students in graduate jobs or further training six months after graduation). At a level of 98/97 per cent it is highest in the subject table, and among the top ten rankings in the UK for any subjects (outside Medicine and Healthcare).

The percentage is derived from the figures compiled each year by the official 'Destination of Leavers from Higher Education' survey, a national agency which collects information from graduates. The percentage expressed in the Complete University Guide is aggregated from two years of data (2007 and 2008). The only other subjects in which an equally high percentage was reached are: Education (Huddersfield), Chemistry (Nottingham Trent), Civil Engineering (Dundee, Imperial College London, Durham), Town & Country Planning (Reading and Birmingham City), and Geology (St Andrews).

‘It’s essential that we produce graduates who have the skills and understanding to play an effective role in developing future technologies,’ says Professor Alun Vaughan, Deputy Head of School (Education). ‘As a School we have worked hard over recent years to ensure that our courses are providing our students with the skills needed in the workplace. We also place a very high value on our employer liaison activity, including our annual Careers Fair and our Careers Hub web site.

‘This enables students to work closely with companies who can sponsor projects and course modules, to take up summer internships and work placements in vacations, and to have the best possible information about employment opportunities.’

The School’s 2011 Careers Fair (video) will be held on Wednesday 2 February. To find out more, or to become affiliated to our Careers Hub, contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453.

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