School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need.

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started.

What do I need to do before my programme starts?

There are two key things you need to do before your programme starts: register for your programme and (if applicable) choose your modules.

What do I need to do before I arrive?

When you come to Leeds, make sure you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters. If you need to start your studies remotely, you need to inform us before your programme starts.

What does my induction timetable look like? 

We will be running a series of online induction events which you can find in your induction timetable. The Induction timetable will be available early in January 2021. You will need to sign-in to Minerva to view it.

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it?  

All specialist software will be provided. You just need to have a computer capable of running basic software and, of course, a reliable internet connection. Most of the commonly used software (including Microsoft 365) is available through the University.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work? 

You’ll meet your academic personal tutor through an online video meeting. We plan to deliver face-to-face tutorials later in the year if possible. 

How will I find out more about my programme? 

The details about your programme - can be found here. You’ll find links to individual module descriptions which include the syllabus, the teaching methods, and the assessment structure. If you have a problem viewing any of the above please contact electronics@leeds.ac.uk 

You can also find information about your programme on our faculty page in the Transition to Leeds Minerva organisation.

Will I be required to attend face-to-face sessions?

In the Spring Semester, lectures will be replaced by high-quality screencasts and online lectures delivered through our virtual learning environment. Each module will also have scheduled interactive online workshops/tutorials with academic staff, to discuss the material and develop your understanding. If social-distancing is no longer required, we’ll introduce face-to-face teaching sessions to your timetable later in the year.

How will practical or lab sessions be managed?

For the Spring Semester, we have developed replacement lab activities so that you won’t have to come into the laboratory. We’ll keep the situation under review, and we’re hoping that practical lab sessions will be reintroduced later in the year.

How does assessment work on my programme and what support is provided with academic skills? 

For the Spring Semester of 2021, most assessment will take place online. Academic skill support is provided the Skills@Library team, who offer support for maths, report writing, and presentation skills.

Where can I go for support?

Your first point of contact is our Student Support Office. They’ll be working remotely until January 2021 (depending on the public health situation in the UK at that time). Please e-mail us on electronics@leeds.ac.uk

How will I have my say on my programme and school?

There are several ways you can give feedback on your programme and your school:
•    Student-Staff Partnership Forum – each programme has a Course Representative who’ll bring feedback from students to forum meetings.
•    Module feedback – you’re also encouraged to give feedback on each module via Minerva (the University's Virtual Learning Environment). All feedback is sent to the relevant module leader so they can try to improve the module for the next academic year. You can also raise any urgent difficulties with the School.
•    Programme surveys – towards the end of the academic year these surveys give you the chance to comment on your programme as a whole.

What is the role of Course Representatives and how do I volunteer? 

The role of the Course Reps is to represent your views in our school and work alongside school reps and staff to make our school a better place to study. They attend the Staff-Student Partnership Forum and feedback opinions/outcomes to students, liaise with School Reps and the LUU Education Officer. Applications to become a Course Rep will open in Induction Week. If we have more than one applicant we’ll hold an election.

How will I get to know other students? 

You’ll initially meet students in your University accommodation. You’ll need to observe social distancing as per the UK Government's recommendations. Leeds University Union will also be running some welcome events on campus, and there will be a wide range of groups that you can join. On your programme, meeting other students will probably be online in the first instance, but we hope this will soon change and you will meet people face-to-face!

Are there any societies I can join for the School? 

Yes! We have a vibrant student society called ShockSoc. A summary of the activities they organise can be found here. Students in the School are automatically members of ShockSoc.

Links to additional schools resources 

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Web Page 

School Minerva Organisation Page 

Other useful links