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Success for ECS students on Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ Programme

Published: 10 May 2017
Successful students who took part in the 2016 programme.

Two Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) undergraduate students have been successful in gaining a place on the highly competitive Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ Programme 2017.

Huawei is one of the world’s most innovative companies and a leading telecoms solutions provider with comprehensive strengths delivering fixed-line, wireless and IP technologies. They are passionate about the importance of science and innovation in delivering the products and services of tomorrow, and take seriously the role they play in fostering a new generation of talent in the UK.

Ricki Tura (MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering, second year) and Phoebe McEwen – BSc Computer Science, third year) will be travelling to China in August for a four-week all-expenses paid trip where they will firstly spend time in Beijing learning Mandarin and visiting multiple tourist attractions before flying to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen to receive technical training from some of the finest professionals in the industry.

Since 2011, Huawei have provided over 130 UK undergraduates with the opportunity to learn about China and to experience working in Huawei’s dynamic global business headquarters. Only 50 students from universities across the UK and Republic of Ireland were successful, with the University filling seven of the places.

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