ECS – outstanding results for graduate prospects
Graduate prospects for ECS students have never been better! The publication of the first of this year’s official league tables – the Complete University Guide 2016 – ranked Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton first equal in the UK for graduate prospects in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and second equal for graduate prospects in Computer Science.
‘This is an outstanding result, said Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science. ‘It shows the confidence that industry places in our students, and in the quality of the ECS degree programmes. ECS is an exciting place to be a student – our students benefit from the very high quality of our undergraduate lab provision as well as being able to choose from a wide range of industrially-relevant modules, delivered by researchers who are at the forefront of their subjects.’
The ECS Careers Hub is an essential feature of our strong relationship with business and industry, ensuring that students are aware of graduate and internship opportunities, helping to build strong relationships with leading companies, advertising over 400 jobs a year to our students, and running a series of events throughout the year to ensure that students are well informed about the future prospects. Over 160 companies are affiliated to the Careers Hub, regularly offering jobs to our students and also attending our annual Careers Fair (below) and associated events.
‘We have worked really hard to create an environment in which our students are aware of and motivated to find out about the choices open to them and to explore these in summer internships, and in visiting companies and meeting representatives. There is a really strong interest among our industrial partners in employing our students and we do all we can to bring them together. The environment in the School, including the very large number of active student societies, as well as the regular weekend hack events and the startup culture, all adds to the great atmosphere of excitement about where technology can lead – this is exactly what industry is looking for!,’ said Joyce Lewis, Director of the ECS Careers Hub.
The Complete University Guide is constructed from a range of official UK statistics, including the DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education), based on the actual success rate of students in finding graduate employment within six months of the end of their degree programme.