School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Taster Days 2019

  • Year 10 (co-ed)   Wednesday 10th July 2019
  • Year 10 (female gender only)  Thursday 11th July 2019

The days are completely FREE* and consist of a mixture of lectures, practical activities and liquid nitrogen demonstrations.

All activities will be held in the Physics Building on the University Park Campus.

There will also be a guided campus tour and presentations/Q&A sessions on careers.

09:15 Arrival at the University

Your group/you will be met by a student ambassador who will lead you to your first session

09:45-10:00 Welcome and Introduction to the School of Physics and Astronomy

A short presentation including an overview of the day and highlights from the undergraduate courses offered and research currently undertaken.

10:00-12:00 Lab experience and experiments

A hands on practical activity in the student teaching laboratories with help from practising scientists

12:00 Lunch break 

12:45-13:15 Campus Tour

A guided tour around University Park campus with our current students
(Lunch is not provided but there are plenty of places to obtain food on campus)

13:15-13:45 Careers Talk Q and A

A short presentation highlighting career opportunities in Physics.

13:45-14:30 Liquid Nitrogen demonstration

A chance to see Physics in action with examples of changes in material properties at low temperatures.

14:30 Closing remarks and depart

To register please fill in the form below.


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School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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