About Us

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading universities and has an outstanding reputation for Electronics and Computer Science. Southampton is a member of prestigious Russell Group of research universities, and both Electronics and Computer Science are consistently placed in the top ranks of the subject league-tables. Our graduates are highly regarded by leading employers, and we work closely with industrial partners, both in our research and in our teaching.

We are committed to outreach and public engagement and have hosted residential courses for sixth-form students for many years. These have received very high ratings from the students who attended.

Our 2017 course is a great way to find out more about subjects which are now fundamental for the future development of society, as well as providing a strong base for making future choices.

This course is being organised and run by:

  • Dr Geoff Merrett, Course Leader, started at the University of Southampton as a student in 2001. He is now associate professor of electronic and software systems, and lectures on digital electronics, computer networks and engineering skills. He is the senior admissions tutor for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • Dr Reena Pau, Course Coordinator, leads outreach activities in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and has a personal interest in gender and STEM. She has a PhD from the University of Southampton and her research investigates how to increase the number of women in STEM.
  • Dr Alex Weddell, Electronics Strand Leader, was awarded the MEng Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton in 2005, followed by a PhD. His research interests areareas of energy harvesting, wireless sensing/internet-of-things, machine condition monitoring, and intelligent sensing for smart infrastructure. He is the senior admissions tutor for Electronics.
  • Dr Jon Hare, Computer Science strand leader, Lecturer in the Vision, Learning and Control research group in Electronics and Computer Science. His research interests are novel, intelligent techniques for analysing multimedia.

The course also receives the support of Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi and Professor Paul Lewin.

Applications for the 2017 course are now closed

Download our 2017 course leaflet

Download our 2017 course leaflet

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