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ECS gets set to welcome hundreds of new students

Published: 15 September 2010

Over 220 prospective students and parents visited the School last week on the University of Southampton autumn open days.

The students and parents were able to hear subject presentations, tour the School and the labs, hear a lecture on robotics in ECS and talk to staff and students at our drop-in session.

While those prospective students will be applying to enter the School in 2011 or 2012, preparations are now advanced for the arrival of 266 new undergraduate students in Computer Science, IT in Organisations, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering.

The JumpStart Induction Week, organized by final-year students Darius Aliabadi and Ash Browning, takes place between 27 September and 1 October and aims to ensure that new students settle into the School, University, and Southampton as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

In addition to new undergraduate students, the School will also be welcoming over 300 new MSc students, taking one of 11 intensive one-year postgraduate courses, including the new MSc programme in Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering. The MSc students also have their own JumpStart programme, including a boat trip on Southampton Water.

‘We have a great week of events planned,’ said Darius, ‘ranging from formal and informal presentations, to competitions, social events, free food and lots more. JumpStart is a great way for students to acclimatize to their new environment and especially to get to know their tutor group before the work starts.’

The School's official student society - ECSS, Electronics and Computer Science Society, also plays a large part in the organization of the JumpStart week, hosting its own events as a prelude to its busy programme of talks, careers events and socials, which take place throughout the year.

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

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