ECS celebrates Graduation 2014!
Many congratulations to over 200 new graduates of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) who received University of Southampton degrees this week.
The new graduates were joined by family and friends from around the world on Wednesday 23 July to celebrate their outstanding achievements. The ECS Graduation ceremonies for new BSc, MEng, and PhD graduates took place in the Nuffield Theatre and the Turner Sims Concert Hall, followed by Graduation receptions.
Many of the graduates had already started work, with popular destinations for ECS graduates including J P Morgan, ARM, Bloomberg, Factset, Imagination Technologies, and Micro Focus. A significant number of graduates will also be embarking on PhD degrees at Southampton and other universities in the UK and US.
Addressing the graduates, Professor Michael Butler, Professor Neil White and Senior Tutor Eric Cooke paid tribute to their excellent degree results and to their contribution to the ECS community. Ã¢â¬ÅIt has been hard work, but having seen the impressive list of companies you are joining as you embark on your career, I am sure you will agree that it was worth it,Ã¢â¬Â said Professor White. Ã¢â¬ÅThe skills you have gained will remain key to future technology and business success, and you leave ECS with a very strong reputation for the breadth and depth of your knowledge, as well as your ability to use technology rigorously and imaginatively.Ã¢â¬Â
In addition to the Zepler and Winton Capital Management prizes for outstanding academic achievements, Head of School Prizes for exceptional contributions to the ECS and University communities were awarded to Alejandro Saucedo Mora (Computer Science), and to Yusra Hussain and Arinze Ekwosimba (Electronic Engineering).
Ã¢â¬ÅECS gave us more than just an excellent education,Ã¢â¬Â said Yusra. Ã¢â¬ÅIt gave us the opportunity to innovate, start societies and seek our potential. I will miss my time at ECS thoroughly. ECS has given me the opportunity to begin new things, network with so many different people, and take things to different levels. It has given me the confidence to enter the world with a good set of skills, ready to take on new challenges.Ã¢â¬Â
All ECS graduates can keep in touch with alumni events and opportunities by maintaining their contact details with the University Alumni Office, and by joining the ECS LinkedIn group: Ã¢â¬ËECS Alumni, University of SouthamptonÃ¢â¬â¢.
Graduation photos are available on the ECS Flickr site.
For further information on this story contact Joyce Lewis; tel.023 8059 5453.