This blog is aimed at giving a glimpse into the student life at the University of Southampton not from an official perspective but from that of current students themselves. Over time, we would have students sharing their learning and living experiences covering different areas of a typical student life including academics, daily challenges, work experience, extra-curricular activities and volunteering among others.
The University of Southampton is a world leading teaching and research institution globally renowned in the fields of engineering, science, social sciences, health and humanities and has consistently maintained top ranking in engineering, computer science and medicine in the UK. Its Electronics and Computer Science Academic Unit is the UK’s leading academic department integrating computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. It has unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise in world-leading research, new developments and their applications.
The University is also home to a number of world-leading research centres including the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Research Initiative, the Centre for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and is a partner of the National Oceanography Centre at the Southampton waterfront campus.
With a student population of over 22,000 from more than 130 countries and coupled with its network of university and corporate partnerships, the University is indeed a global institution. This blog aims to give a student perspective of how the above facts are experienced in the day to day activities within the university. It would also provide a platform for prospective students to interact with current ones and find out more about their experiences.
Arinze Ekwosimba is currently studying Electronics Engineering with Wireless Communication (MEng) at the university and would be commencing his second year of studies in the next academic year. He is one of the numerous international students at the university and this summer is undertaking an internship placement at the International Office of the university. Through this blog, he will share his experiences over the summer and would also be available to respond to commentaries or queries from potential students.