Welcome Week

Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Welcome from the Head of Department 

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On behalf of all staff in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics I am delighted to welcome you as a new student. I do hope that you will enjoy your time at Liverpool and take full advantage of opportunities as they arise. This is an exciting first step in further developing your knowledge and all important employability skills leading to your professional career.

The Department has a proud and long history. Electrical Engineering - originally called Electrotechnics – began as a sub-department within the Department of Physics, and was established in 1893 where Professor Oliver Lodge, its inaugural professor was conducting experiments that led, in 1894 to the world’s first demonstration of what we now call radio-wave transmission.

Today the Department has established world-leading research groups in Data Science and Signal Processing, Energy Technologies, Networks and Communications, Sensors Diagnostics and biomedical devices, mass spectrometry and instrumentation and in Technological Plasmas. It also has very strong links with a wide range of companies and Industry sectors, many of whom sit on our Industrial Advisory Board and inform our degree programmes about current industry trends and needs, as well as accepting internships for our “year-in-Industry” schemes. All of which will help to boost your employment opportunities.

I would ask that you take some time to familiarise yourself with the Student handbook which can be accessed via the Departments Intranet. This handbook contains all of the important information about your degree programme and the points of contact for your studies. The book describes the relationship between you and the University - including your responsibilities towards your studies, and our responsibilities towards you as a student.  The structure of the Department's degree programmes are given and the arrangements for the examinations. It also describes the student support services available to you and progression requirements from year to year. 

We in the Department hope you will be happy at Liverpool, and that you make the most of your time at the University and in the City.

Professor Alan Marshall

Head of Department


What to do next

1.  Register online

You can find out how to register on the University’s central welcome webpages

Further details will be added as the Welcome and Foundation Week timetables are confirmed.

2.  View your programme of events (Welcome Week Timetable)

There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week. They will introduce you to the Department and to the University as a whole and will provide you with a foundation to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your time at Liverpool. Other events and activities are designed to introduce you to University life and to help you to get to know the campus.


More support and information for starting your course

View your programme timetable

Your academic timetable can be found on Liverpool Life (from early September).

There is also a dedicated UoL Timetable app for your smartphone.

Your Academic Advisor

All students at the University of Liverpool will be assigned a named academic member of staff as their Academic Advisor. Their role is to develop a relationship with you; to provide information, advice and guidance on academic matters and to direct you to further sources of information on academic matters as well as the wide range of information, advice and guidance on non-academic matters available to students at Liverpool.

Student Support Centre

Your first few days at University can be quite confusing and it may take time for you to settle into your new surroundings and life as a student. It may also be your first time away from home.

At the Student Service Centre the specialist teams are available to help with any practical, emotional or general issues. They can also direct you to the most appropriate services across the University.

The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies)

Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) is the Students' Union for the University of Liverpool.

Need more information?

If you would like any further information about the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics before you arrive in September, please contact our staff in the Student Support Office on: studyenq@liverpool.ac.uk 


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