Portsmouth Electronic Engineering Society

Our objective as a society is to not only assist with studies but to also create a community in which like-minded individuals can create new projects, share ideas, and have fun!  

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to go on industrial trips, attend guest talks, and more. Last year, we visited a number of facilities such as Airbus Portsmouth and the UKAEA Culham Science Centre. We also feature a lot of industrial guest talks from employers, as well as networking events with other societies and the IET.  

Members typically study

  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic/Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing

The facts

The current integration of UPSEE was made in 2018. We have annual elections for the committee roles and try to have representatives from each year group of electronic engineering.
We have a strong link with the IET-on-campus team, university support and funding.
Hosts a discord community with over 350 members.
We have hosted many social events such as pub outings, board game nights and themed club nights, as well as several industrial trips to reputable engineering companies.
We frequently network with other societies and disciplines to create a broad social sphere for members to use and enjoy.

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TUV SUD specialises in product testing, certifying and verifying a variety of electronic products, ranging from medical to military to commercial applications.

Members of the society got to see first-hand the tools, equipment and procedures used to carry out product testing and certification, which included anechoic chambers, environment simulation areas and safety labs. 

Social Events

We host regular social events for members to attend to meet other students, socialise and have fun. These have ranged from a trip to the pub to a board games night in town. 

We additionally network with other STEM societies to increase our social bubble and create some multidisciplinary links between students. We have an annual social event with the IT Society, DEVSOC, Mechanical Engineering Society and more, where members can meet other students from different courses and faculties to build a strong social network.

Virtual Pub & Games Night

We started a virtual pub and quiz night to replace our normal social outings during term time. 

In addition, members have the opportunity to get involved in games night, playing games like League of Legends or Minecraft. These provide a great opportunity for students from all years to meet each other and socialise virtually during the current times.  

Culham Science Centre

In 2020, the society visited the UKAEA Culham Science Centre, home of the UK's leading fusion energy reactors. Members received a talk on the history of fusion energy and current innovations. We were then taken on a tour of the control rooms, test areas and reactor facilities used to experiment and test new technologies and theory.

Lab Workshops

We hosted several lab workshops last year (before Covid) for the first years to support their learning in the classroom. We collaborated with the university and some of our lectures to deliver the workshop content, which focused on reinforcing skills and knowledge attained in class and introducing students to more complex circuits such as filters and operational amplifiers.

Committee List

  • President: Billy Horton    
  • Vice President:  Samuel Gandy 
  • Secretary & Welfare Officer: Savannah Pascall
  • Treasurer: Niall Burt
  • IET Officer: Ishaan Khurana
  • Events Secretary: Kelly Goh
  • Advisor: James Martin.

How to Join

Find out more by email electronicengineers@upsu.net or, via our website.

Or you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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