ECS Alumni reconnect at 2013 London reception
There was a great atmosphere at this year’s ECS Alumni Reception, held in London on Tuesday 21 May.
Around 280 alumni attended the event from over 50 years of ECS history, and the lively atmosphere in the IET’s Riverside Room continued throughout the evening and even after the event had officially ended!
‘We were really delighted that so many ECS alumni came along to support the event and to reconnect with fellow students and hear about recent developments in ECS’, said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. ‘It was great to hear about their success in different fields, and also to have many offers of support for our current students.’
Professor White told the alumni that their support was invaluable to student activities in ECS, enabling student development projects, the establishment of student societies – many of which were represented at the reception by current students, and the creation of new mentoring programmes. Alumni also play a large part in the ECS Careers Hub activity by offering internships and graduate jobs to ECS students, by bringing their companies to the annual Careers Fair, and by taking part in the programme of student careers conferences.
‘One of the great things about ECS that everyone comments on is the strength of the community,’ Professor White said in a short address at the reception. ‘We are very proud of our students and we take great pleasure in the success and influence that our graduates achieve in the world after ECS and the University of Southampton. We are delighted to have your support to help us continue to build the strength of the ECS community in the future.’
See photos of the event on our flickr Photostream.
For further information on ECS alumni events contact Joyce Lewis, ECS Senior Fellow (tel. 023 8059 5453).
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