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ECS Alumni come together in London on 16 May

Published: 1 May 2012

Over 200 former students of ECS-Electronics and Computer Science are expected to attend an Alumni Reception at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, on 16 May.

The event, which takes place from 6 pm to 8.30 pm, is the first ECS Alumni Reception since 2007. Graduates from the last 40 years will be in attendance, along with staff and current students from ECS and members of the University's Alumni and Development Relations Office.

The event provides an opportunity for ECS alumni to catch up with recent developments in Electronics and Computer Science and to engage with new initiatives that will benefit current students and support the future development of ECS and the University. "ECS has a well-deserved reputation for innovation across all of its activities," says Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton and former Head of Electronics and Computer Science. "There have been many developments over recent years which we want to share with our alumni - including new research directions in Web Science and Bionanotechnology, which have been outstandingly successful, our careers and employability initiatives which we plan to expand with the support of alumni, and the establishment of our new cleanrooms in the Mountbatten Building.

"This will be a great opportunity for our alumni to catch up with their fellow students and to network with other ECS graduates who we know are playing leading roles in many of today's high-tech industries.

"We very much look forward to a splendid evening from which I'm sure there will be many positive outcomes."

This year is also the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Southampton, and the ECS Alumni Reception is one of a number of events which mark the University’s Diamond Jubilee.

There are still tickets available for the reception (which is free of charge). To reserve a place contact by Wednesday 2 May. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is at Savoy Place, London.

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

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