Your few years at University are the most precious and privileged opportunity that you'll probably ever get. Use every moment of your time there to discover yourself and your potential.
I am really enjoying fabricating nanoscale devices in the cleanrooms and I have been networking with researchers from well-known facilities.
Every day of research is a world-first, I am witnessing confidential engineering work on a daily basis.
The biggest strength of my course is that it allows me the freedom to run my project myself but with expert guidance. I get to bounce ideas around a room full of specialist academics, which is fantastic and I feel so well supported.
The University is also very strong at helping graduates find jobs. ECS holds an annual careers fair that attracts lots of famous companies.
Southampton has one of the premier cleanrooms in Europe, which enabled me to carry out cutting-edge experiments and generate novel results. The university also has world-leading researchers and academics to guide the way and an international reputation.
Xiaoqing (Sally) Shi
I really enjoy the challenge of working at the frontier of human knowledge.
My supervisors both on my BEng and my PhD were excellent in their fields and this raises the expectations from their students. If you are choosing Computer Science I wouldn’t know a better place to study than Southampton.
I have thoroughly enjoyed studying, researching and working here and would encourage other potential students to consider the University. A degree from Southampton is a great start to a career.
Dr James Pilgrim
The degree I obtained from the University of Southampton has always been a great help for me in my roles.
A great highlight of my time so far has been going to Japan for the International Electric Propulsion Conference and presenting my research to an international audience.
I chose to do my PhD at ECS because I had a positive experience of the school during my MSc and enjoyed being part of it.
Southampton University has a good reputation for electronic engineering and this leads to an immediate level of trust and respect from new co-workers and collaborators which I have found helpful in accelerating career opportunities and progression.
Work hard, stay motivated and get to know the people you study and hang out with. Turn up to lectures and workshops, do not be afraid to ask questions.