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.  Please note that these pages are currently being updated for 2022/23 and are subject to change, please ensure you check back regularly.

Scroll to the section that applies to you – new undergraduate, returning undergraduate or postgraduate student. 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.

I’m a new undergraduate student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Make sure you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters!

What does my induction timetable look like?

Your induction week timetable can be found on the School Minerva Organisation. It will be updated over the next few weeks so please check it regularly.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

We will be running face-to-face sessions in the 2021/22 academic year. These will be a mixture of practical sessions in our laboratories and example classes and seminars. Example classes and seminars will also be live streamed on MS Teams for those who cannot attend.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

All sessions will appear on your individual timetable. We will follow local guidance regarding room capacities and social distancing to ensure these sessions can proceed safely.

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

You will meet your Academic Personal Tutor and fellow tutees on campus in Induction Week. Your APT will give you a tour of the School and campus. You will meet your APT regularly. Individual meetings can take place on campus, while group tutorials will take place online.

Where can I go for support? 

Your first point of contact is our Student Support Team. There will be Student Support staff on campus as well as being available online. Please e-mail us on electronics@leeds.ac.uk. You can also contact your APT who can signpost you to the relevant support services.

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

You can speak with your APT for advice and also visit Skills@Library which has some very useful resources.

How will I find out more about my programme?

You will meet with your Programme Manager during induction who will explain more about your programme. You can also check out the undergraduate programme catalogue.

How will I get to know other students?

As well as meeting your fellow tutees during induction, you will also be able to meet and join the School’s student society – ShockSoc as well as the many other societies run by the Student Union. You will also get to know other students during the on-campus sessions throughout your degree programme.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering?

Your induction timetable on the School Minerva Organisation contains a series of welcome events.

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. Most of the commonly used software (including Microsoft 365) is available through the University. There is more information on the School Minerva Organisation.

Where can I access resources for my degree?

Each module has its own page on Minerva which hosts all the learning resources required. In some modules, you’ll also be provided with any required hardware and electronic components.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?

No. Some modules may have recommended texts available through the Library.

What facilities are available for my course?

There are School laboratories in which practical work is carried out. There are lots of other facilities available on campus, such as the Engineering Study Zone, 24-hr IT clusters, Libraries and plenty of study spaces.

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 Forum and feedback opinions and outcomes to students, liaise with school reps and the LUU Education Officer, and attend School meetings.

Applications to become a course rep will open in induction week. If we have more than one applicant, we’ll hold an election.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes! We have a vibrant student society called ShockSoc. A summary of the activities they organise can be found here.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school?

The peer mentoring scheme involves current students from higher years and sometimes research students, mentoring small groups of first year students. An introductory event for mentors and mentees is held during induction, after that groups can continue to meet as much as they like throughout the year. This helps new and current students build friendships within the School, across year groups and programme areas.

How does assessment work on my programme?

Our plan for the 2021/22 academic year is for most assessment to take place online. It will be a mixture of online, open-book tests as well as coursework and project work.

Academic skill support is provided through the peer mentoring sessions, and the Skills@Library team offer support for maths, report writing, and presentation skills.

Where can I find opportunities for work to develop my career?

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an award-winning Employability Team that will keep you up-to-date with exiting opportunities. There are Summer Internships as well as year-long industrial placements. These usually occur after your second or third year of study.

I’m a returning student

How will my programme be delivered this year?

As is the case across the University, we will be using a hybrid approach for delivery with a mixture of on-campus sessions supplemented by online sessions and resources. It is important to realise that a hybrid approach is not simply a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic – we have been moving towards this for several years as we believe that supplementing on-campus activities with online resources can provide a more student-centred, active learning approach.

How will my learning experience be different to last year?

As restrictions have eased, we have been able to re-introduce on-campus sessions and we are particularly pleased and excited about running our practical laboratory sessions. These will give you much more opportunity to interact face-to-face with academic and support staff as well as your fellow students.

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Make sure you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters!

What does my induction timetable look like?

Your induction week timetable can be found on the School Minerva Organisation. It will be updated over the next few weeks so please check it regularly.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

We will be running face-to-face sessions in the 2021/22 academic year. These will be a mixture of practical sessions in our laboratories and example classes and seminars. Example classes and seminars will also be live streamed on MS Teams for those who cannot attend.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

All sessions will appear on your individual timetable. We will follow local guidance regarding room capacities and social distancing to ensure these sessions can proceed safely.

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

You will meet your Academic Personal Tutor and fellow tutees on campus in Induction Week. Your APT will give you a tour of the School and campus. You will meet your APT regularly. Individual meetings can take place on campus, while group tutorials will take place online.

Where can I go for support? 

Your first point of contact is our Student Support Team. There will be Student Support staff on campus as well as being available online. Please e-mail us on electronics@leeds.ac.uk. You can also contact your APT who can signpost you to the relevant support services.

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

You can speak with your APT for advice and also visit Skills@Library which has some very useful resources.

How will I find out more about my programme?

You will meet with your Programme Manager during induction who will explain more about your programme. You can also check out the undergraduate programme catalogues.

How will I get to know other students?

As well as meeting your fellow tutees during induction, you will also be able to meet and join the School’s student society – ShockSoc as well as the many other societies run by the Student Union. You will also get to know other students during the on-campus sessions throughout your degree programme.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering?

Your induction timetable on the School Minerva Organisation contains a series of welcome events.

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. Most of the commonly used software (including Microsoft 365) is available through the University. There is more information on the School Minerva Organisation.

Where can I access resources for my degree?

Each module has its own page on Minerva which hosts all the learning resources required. In some modules, you’ll also be provided with any required hardware and electronic components.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?

No. Some modules may have recommended texts available through the Library.

What facilities are available for my course?

There are School laboratories in which practical work is carried out. There are lots of other facilities available on campus, such as the Engineering Study Zone, 24-hr IT clusters, Libraries and plenty of study spaces.

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 Forum and feedback opinions and outcomes to students, liaise with school reps and the LUU Education Officer, and attend School meetings.

Applications to become a course rep will open in induction week. If we have more than one applicant, we’ll hold an election.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes! We have a vibrant student society called ShockSoc. A summary of the activities they organise can be found here.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school?

The peer mentoring scheme involves current students from higher years and sometimes research students, mentoring small groups of first year students. An introductory event for mentors and mentees is held during induction, after that groups can continue to meet as much as they like throughout the year. This helps new and current students build friendships within the School, across year groups and programme areas.

I’m a postgraduate student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Make sure you’ve got all of your belongings with you – don’t forget your passport and acceptance letters!

What does my induction timetable look like?

Your induction week timetable can be found on the School Minerva Organisation. It will be updated over the next few weeks so please check it regularly.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

We will be running face-to-face sessions in the 2021/22 academic year. These will be a mixture of practical sessions in our laboratories and example classes and seminars. Example classes and seminars will also be live streamed on MS Teams for those who cannot attend.

How will tutorials/seminars, practical or lab sessions be managed?

All sessions will appear on your individual timetable. We will follow local guidance regarding room capacities and social distancing to ensure these sessions can proceed safely.

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

You will meet your Academic Personal Tutor and fellow tutees on campus in Induction Week. Your APT will give you a tour of the School and campus. You will meet your APT regularly. Individual meetings can take place on campus, while group tutorials will take place online.

Where can I go for support? 

Your first point of contact is our Student Support Team. There will be Student Support staff on campus as well as being available online. Please e-mail us on electronics@leeds.ac.uk. You can also contact your APT who can signpost you to the relevant support services.

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

You can speak with your APT for advice and also visit Skills@Library which has some very useful resources.

How will I find out more about my programme?

You will meet with your Programme Manager during induction who will explain more about your programme. You can also check out the postgraduate programme catalogue.

How will I get to know other students?

As well as meeting your fellow tutees during induction, you will also be able to meet and join the School’s student society – ShockSoc as well as the many other societies run by the Student Union. You will also get to know other students during the on-campus sessions throughout your degree programme.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering?

Your induction timetable on the School Minerva Organisation contains a series of welcome events.

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. Most of the commonly used software (including Microsoft 365) is available through the University. There is more information on the School Minerva Organisation.

Where can I access resources for my degree?

Each module has its own page on Minerva which hosts all the learning resources required. In some modules, you’ll also be provided with any required hardware and electronic components.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?

No. Some modules may have recommended texts available through the Library.

What facilities are available for my course?

There are School laboratories in which practical work is carried out. There are lots of other facilities available on campus, such as the Engineering Study Zone, 24-hr IT clusters, Libraries and plenty of study spaces.

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 Forum and feedback opinions and outcomes to students, liaise with school reps and the LUU Education Officer, and attend School meetings.

Applications to become a course rep will open in induction week. If we have more than one applicant, we’ll hold an election.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes! We have a vibrant student society called ShockSoc. A summary of the activities they organise can be found here.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school?

The peer mentoring scheme involves current students from higher years and sometimes research students, mentoring small groups of first year students. An introductory event for mentors and mentees is held during induction, after that groups can continue to meet as much as they like throughout the year. This helps new and current students build friendships within the School, across year groups and programme areas.

How does assessment work on my programme?

Our plan for the 2021/22 academic year is for most assessment to take place online. It will be a mixture of online, open-book tests as well as coursework and project work.

Academic skill support is provided through the peer mentoring sessions, and the Skills@Library team offer support for maths, report writing, and presentation skills.

Where can I find opportunities for work to develop my career?

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an award-winning Employability Team that will keep you up-to-date with exiting opportunities. There are Summer Internships as well as year-long industrial placements. These usually occur after your second or third year of study.

Useful School Links

Check out our School Minerva organisation.and information on how to navigate Minerva.

Other useful links