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Open Days at the University of Southampton 2011

Published: 29 June 2011

Open Days for prospective students take place this year on Friday and Saturday, 8 & 9 July, and on Friday and Saturday 2 & 3 September.

On each of those days ECS-Electronics and Computer Science will be holding a day of tours, presentations, demonstrations and drop-in sessions, highlighting the opportunities available on our degree programmes, and emphasizing the unique character of the School. Visitors will have the chance to see all our undergraduate labs, and to meet past and current students, as well as to find out about our students' excellent career prospects.

Presentations are held in the Turner Sims Building (see map) and begin at 10 am (the Turner Sims is open for registration from 9 am with coffee available); there will then be separate tours and presentations for Computer Science & Software Engineering; Electrical & Electromechanical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; and Information Technology in Organisations. These presentations and tours are repeated at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Between 12 noon and 2 pm we will be holding two drop-in sessions in the Mountbatten Building (at 12 noon and 1 pm) where visitors can meet staff and students, tour the labs, watch videos of our Careers Fair and student project work, and find out more from ECS Admissions Tutors. Refreshments will be available. There will also be a presentation on 'Robotics in ECS' by Dr Klaus-Peter Zauner (12 noon in Turner Sims), and a Careers Talk by Joyce Lewis, who runs the ECS employability initiative, at 12.30 in Mountbatten Building.

The University of Southampton Open Day web site provides further information and booking.

'Visiting universities is extremely important in enabling students to find the best place for their study,' says ECS Professor Alun Vaughan. 'There are many factors which make a difference to the kind of educational experience that will suit a particular student and we urge prospective students to take advantage of these visit days to find out as much as they can about what we can offer them.'

Watch our Introduction to ECS Open Days (video) by Professor Alun Vaughan.

Electronics and Electrical Engineering is ranked 1st and 3nd in the UK in recent league tables (The Guardian and The Times May/June 2010) and Computer Science and IT is ranked 5th and 8th.



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

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