Computing, Electronics and Robotics (residential)

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From driverless cars to the internet of things - robotics, computing and electronics impact every aspect of our lives and their influence will shape our futures. Robotics is about designing and building machines that can be programmed by computer and controlled electronically by humans. On this course, you will stay at the University of Southampton and interact with industry experts, gaining hands-on experience in computing and electronic engineering. The course is for Year 12 England and Wales, S6 Scotland and Year 13 Northern Ireland.

The course will be delivered by academics from the University of Southampton, one of the UK’s leading robotics centres, and generously sponsored by Thales, the global technology business that operates across aerospace, defence, digital security, transport and space. Further support is provided by SourceBots, a not-for-profit organisation who run robotics challenges for teenagers.

‘I enjoyed the labs as I genuinely enjoy programming. I have never had the opportunity to program collaboratively before, so it was a lot of fun!’
Robotics Course Attendee 2019


08 Aug - 12 Aug 2022
Start time: 09:00 hrs
Finish time: 14:30 hrs


University of Southampton



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Working together in teams, you will design technical solutions to computing, electronics and robotics challenges. Competing against your fellow students, you will learn about the design and making of microprocessors and systems from leading experts in the field.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about your degree options, and the direction your career could take if you follow your passion for STEM subjects. Southampton’s state-of-the-art research facilities provide an exciting backdrop for you to improve your communication and teamwork skills, whilst adding a unique experience that will really make your UCAS application stand out.

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