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ECS records best-ever results in national university league tables

Published: 22 May 2012

ECS-Electronics and Computer Science has recorded its best-ever results in the UK’s university league tables. In the Guardian University Guide 2013, published today (Tuesday 22 May), the University of Southampton comes top of the table for Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and third for Computer Science and IT.

Although Electronics and Electrical Engineering at ECS has topped the subject table many times before, this is the best result achieved for Computer Science and IT in ECS, which has been steadily climbing the subject league-table over the last five years.

‘This is a terrific result for ECS,’ said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. ‘It’s great news for our students and our staff, but also for students who are currently holding offers to come to Southampton to study for degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and IT in Organisations later this year. Internationally, our students from outside the UK have confirmation that they will be studying in one of the best places in the world.

‘ECS students can be sure that they will benefit from the highest-quality teaching and facilities, and that when they graduate they will be in demand by the leading high-tech companies in the world,’ he added.

The Guardian has traditionally put a strong emphasis on student-centred issues in the construction of their league table, which continues to be an important factor on student choice, particularly in the international market. One of the areas in which ECS has done particularly well in recent years is in its record for graduate employability, which is one of the strongest in the UK.

Our video - "Why I chose ECS" (below), gives some idea of the opportunities available to students at ECS. "I came here simply to be among the best,’ says MEng Electronic Engineering student Alex Forward. ‘You get taught by the best, you get to learn with the best. It’s a great place – the best in the country.”

University Open Days this year take place on 6 and 7 July and on 4 and 5 September. ECS will be providing tours of its facilities with the opportunity to speak to current students and staff, and to find out about student project work and our careers and employability activity. Full information is available on our University Open Day pages.

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

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