School of Physics & Astronomy

Outreach - School/Public

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The School of Physics & Astronomy is engaged in a wide range of activities designed to help get schools and the wider community involved in cutting-edge physics and astronomy. If you want to take part in any of these free programmes, or would like to develop some new activity with us, contact the School of Physics & Astronomy's Outreach Officer.


Levelling up: Physics

Levelling Up: Physics is a support programme for A-level students from groups currently under-represented in physics who are aiming to study physics and related subjects at university.

The programme runs alongside students’ A-level studies and gives them access to a dedicated tutor and peer mentor from a university local to them.

Sixth-form students take part in regular, guided tutorials, mentoring sessions, guest lectures, and activities designed to make sure they are ready to apply for, and succeed, at university.

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Public lectures and events

We are happy to announce that we are meeting in-person for our future Science Lectrue Series:

  • Molecule Makers by Dr Miriam O'Duill
    Thursday 19 June 6-7pm
    B1, Phyiscs and Astronomy Building, UP Campus
  • First light: switching on the stars at the dawn of time
    Thursday 16 June 6-7pm
    B1, Phyiscs and Astronomy Building, UP Campus

How did I get into research?

Read the stories and understand the routes our researchers took to get into their unique field of work. 

The Inflativerse

University of Nottingham's Inflatable Planetarium

Our inflatible plantarium is managed and run by our Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. We take part in public events (must be indoors) and visit local primary schools as part of the University's Widening Participation programme.

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Schools lectures and events

Year 12 Work Experience Programme - 10-14th July 2023

This is an opportunity to experience the exciting world of research at first hand. The programme is completely free but selection criteria apply and only 21 places are available. Booking is now closed.

Outreach in the Faculty of Science

Plant scientists examine crops on Sutton Bonington campus

School of Biosciences

A chemistry student performs experiments in a lab

School of Chemistry

Students code in a computer science seminar

School of Computer Science

A student delivers a talk in a maths seminar

School of Mathematical Sciences

A pharmacy student conducts research

School of Pharmacy

A science student engages in their work

Cross faculty outreach

A psychology student wears an EEG cap

School of Psychology


School of Physics and Astronomy

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Nottingham NG7 2RD

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