If you love maths, technology or science, then the University of Southampton’s week-long Electronics and Computer Science Taster Course is for you. The residential course (10th – 14th July 2017) will enable you to apply your skills to computer science and electronic engineering, working in groups and investigating and designing solutions to real problems in our undergraduate labs. As well as experiencing our fantastic facilities and taking part in labs and lectures, you will be living in halls and enjoying a busy technical programme and social activities on and around the University campus.
- Experience world-class undergraduate lab facilities and lectures from our enthusiastic and engaging staff.
- Enjoy social events and living in halls of residence.
- Meet our current students and graduates and find out about career options.
- Learn why our Electronics and Computer Science graduates are in high demand by employers.
No previous experience of electronics, computer science or programming is needed as you will have lots of supervision in our high-spec labs with outstanding facilities. However, if you already have good skills in these subjects you will get the opportunity to extend these skills and apply them to new problems.
To enrol, you should be aged 16+ when the course begins; studying Maths and one of Physics, Electronics, Computing or Further Maths at A-level (or equivalent) and have mostly A/A* grades at GCSE (or equivalent). This will be an exhilarating week in which you get to improve your understanding, try out your design skills, solve some interesting problems, hang out with cool people and have lots of fun!
To apply for a place on the 2017 course, please go here.
The cost of the 2017 course is £235, which includes accommodation and meals for the duration of the course. To encourage widened participation, we are pleased to announce that this year we have a number of bursaries available for UK students meeting two or more of the criteria listed below:
- You will be the first generation in your family to attend university, excluding brothers and sisters.
- The HEFCE Postcode Checker (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/postcode/) shows your Home Postcode has a POLAR3 quintile of 1 or 2.
- You are in receipt of a 16-19 Bursary or similar grant OR have received Free School Meals at any point during your secondary school education
- You are a Young or Young Adult Carer
- You are living or grew up in Local Authority care
Bursaries will be assigned on a first come-first served basis and cover the entire cost of the Taster Course (excluding additional nights accommodation if required).