- Migration of SOUE web site. The SOUE web site will be migrating to a new "alumni" section on the Department's web site in early 2015. Until this is complete, please continue to use this site as normal; further information will be provided once the migration is complete.
- The next event of interest to SOUE members will be the 2015 Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture and Departmental Open Day, which is expected to take place in May or June 2015. Further details will be announced when they become available.
- SOUE News, the Society's newsletter, is no longer being published as distinct issues; however if articles become available, they are added to the web site on an ad-hoc basis, grouped by year. Some recent articles are now available, including an obituary of Dr Gerry McCrum and reports on the lectures from the 2013 Jenkin Day.
- Migration of SOUE database to University's Development and Alumni Relations System (DARS). As proposed in April 2014, the data we hold on SOUE members has now been transferred to the University's new database system, DARS (Development and Alumni Relations System). If at any time you have any queries about the use of your personal data in DARS or wish to change the fact of, or extent of, use of your personal data, please contact Eva Williams, the Department of Engineering Science External Relations Officer, quoting your Alumni Card number.
- Membership and mailing changes. Significant changes to the SOUE's Constitution were agreed at the 2013 AGM: membership fees have been abolished, and all students, graduates and current and past teaching/research staff are now automatically members of the Society (students are associate members until they graduate); additionally, SOUE mailings will now be sent by e-mail only. The period of transition for the web site is ongoing; please bear with us.
- The University's Department for Continuing Education are offering a 20% discount on their published fees for SOUE members taking their short courses in electronics, telecoms and engineering. There is an article about 24 years of CPD in the 2013 issue of SOUE News.
A LinkedIn professional networking group has been set up exclusively for SOUE members, which facilitates contact between members of the Society who wish to tap in to the wide range of skills and experience available within our membership. Members are encouraged to join the group, which promises to be a very useful resource.
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