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Outstanding results for ECS in national league tables

Published: 4 June 2013

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) has recorded outstanding results in one of the UK’s leading university league tables.

In the Guardian University Guide 2014, published today (Tuesday 4 June), the University of Southampton leads the table for Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and is ranked in the top five for Computer Science and IT.

‘This is another terrific result for ECS,’ said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. ‘It’s great news for our students and our staff, but also for prospective students who are currently holding offers to come to Southampton to study on our degree programmes 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 in 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, and its range of partnerships with some of the world's leading companies and graduate employers.

Our video - "Why I chose ECS", 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 of Southampton Open Days this year take place on 5 and 6 July and on 6 and 7 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 booking pages.

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

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