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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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