The University of Southampton

Join us for our University Open Day

Published: 4 July 2013

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) will be throwing open its doors to prospective students as part of the University of Southampton Open Days this weekend.

Thousands of interested students are expected to flock to the University’s campuses in Southampton on Friday, 5 July, and Saturday, 6 July, to find out more about the wide range of programmes on offer.

Visitors to the Open Days will be able to see the excellent facilities, take part in tours and presentations, meet past and present students, talk to our experienced academics and learn more about the excellent career prospects that come from studying at Southampton.

As well as finding out about the main University facilities, potential ECS students will also be able to get an inside look at the unique opportunities studying a programme in ECS can offer.

One of the first to welcome visitors to ECS will be Erica the Rhino – an interactive rhino developed by ECS students as part of Marwell Wildlife’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Using some of the latest technology Erica can move her ears and eyes, change her mood and even tweet.

“We are delighted to be showcasing our state-of-the-art facilities to potential ECS students. Many of our excellent facilities are renowned nationally and internationally such as our High Voltage Laboratory and our Nanofabrication Centre. Visitors to the Open Days will be able to take part in a tour of these superb facilities. They will also be able to hear about the strong links and partnerships we have with major employers and the opportunities these provide for summer internships and graduate jobs,” said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS.

“Choosing where to study and which programme to enrol on is a big step. We hope that by coming and seeing what we have to offer, talking to our current and former students and speaking to our academics - many of whom are leading experts in their field – we can help prospective students make the right decision,” he added.

Open Day visitors will also be able to discover the lively social scene and the superb leisure facilities at Southampton.

The Open Days run from 10am to 4pm. To find out more visit our dedicated information on our open days or see the schedule of events (Opens as a PDF)

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