Science Masterclasses

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Find out more about our areas of study and put your questions to the experts in our interactive online masterclasses. 

Our teaching staff are experts in their field. Watch the masterclass presentation as they show you a taster of what it's like to study at the University of Nottingham. You can also find out more about the careers our graduates go into.

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Physics masterclass

Monday 13 June, 4:30-6pm

Speaker: Professor Mike Merrifield

Physics: Telescopes: The Next Generation

Progress in astronomy has long been connected to developments in telescope technology, and the coming few years will be no exception.  In this talk, Professor Mike Merrifield, who oversees the UK’s £85M investment in the Extremely Large Telescope project, will talk about both the engineering challenges of such instruments, and the exciting scientific discoveries that they will enable.




Maths masterclass

Tuesday 14 June, 4.30-5.45pm

Speaker: Professor Theo Kypraios

Maths: Using social media to discover data patterns

Finding insights and patterns in large datasets at scale and at speed happens all the time. This session uses real-life examples to show how statisticians extract useful information from data to solve a problem. We will discuss how university-level mathematics and statistics enable us to detect the occurrence of a major disruptive event based on data from social media.

Student Gabby using a whiteboard to study



Chemistry masterclass

Wednesday 15 June, 5-6.30pm

Speaker: Charlotte Clark

Chemistry: Adventures in Chemistry

Join us for a live demonstration of cutting-edge topics in chemistry.

There will even be opportunities to join in the action from home.

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Natural Sciences masterclass

Thursday 16 June, 4.30-6pm

Speaker: Dr Chris Brignell

Natural Sciences: MRI: Unlocking the brain

What are the most significant issues facing society today? We will consider how interdisciplinary science has been used to tackle the world’s unsolved problems. This session will focus on the invention of MRI 'Unlocking the brain' to show how interdisciplinary science can succeed in action.

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Faculty events

What's it like at UoN?

Monday 13 June, 6-7pm

Speaker: Sian Griffiths and Chris Birchall

An interactive session to help you understand what it's like when you start university. We'll tell you about the support available to you at the University of Nottingham. We'll answer questions like:

  • What happens in the first few weeks of university?
  • How do you help to develop skills needed to succeed at university and beyond?
  • What are the different support services and how does it all work?
  • How is student feedback used to tailor support?

You'll hear from current students first hand about their experiences and be able to ask your own questions.


Science Careers

Thursday 16 June, 6-7pm

Speaker: Sarah Allen and Anna Glaze-Krayer

Our science careers team will tell you about the jobs that our graduates go into. They'll cover the types of career paths that will be open to you if you chose to study maths, physics, chemistry or natural sciences at Nottingham. They'll talk about:

  • the support you can expect throughout your time at Nottingham. Things like career mentoring, help with CVs and applications and job-searching resources.
  • options for gaining work experience during your degree, including internships and optional placement years  

Got a careers question? You can either ask it in the session or submit in when you book.


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