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Summer school set to whet students' appetites for electronics

Dr Geoff Merrett, senior admissions tutor for ECS

More than 70 school students from the UK, Ireland, Romania and Greece will be taking part in the University of Southampton's Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) annual summer school, which starts on Monday 27 July.

Dr Geoff Merrett, senior admissions tutor for ECS, said: "We hope that, by taking part in the summer school, we have engaged the students in the subjects, inspired them to apply for a university place and opened their eyes to the exciting breadth of careers a degree in ECS can lead to."

Students will attend lectures covering topics ranging from electronic and electrical engineering to computer science and software engineering and be able to visit the University's specialist facilities, such as the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre.

Alongside offering students a taste of university study through lectures, lab work and group challenges, the event will help them to better understand career options for electronics graduates with a day trip to the event sponsors – JP Morgan and Imagination Technologies. This will show them how electronics and computer science skills are applied in business and industry.

The students will also be working on a team challenge before giving presentations at a prize giving ceremony on 31 July.

Graham Pitcher

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