Work experience student comments

Some comments from school students who have done work experience placements in The School of Physics and Astronomy:

  • This week has been extremely enjoyable with a huge number of things on offer.
  • Everyone has been extremely friendly, always willing to help or advise on something, giving individual attention at critical points.
  • I have learnt a lot about Physics, especially electronics. None of the tasks were too hard and I wasn't exhausted at the end of the day. I would recommend the University to other people for their work experience.
  • The placement helped to give me an insight into Physics & Astronomy work and also helped me to develop my communication and IT skills.
  • I am pleased to say that this work experience has been of a particular value to me. I was able to see some demonstrations, make an electronic device and learn some new things.
  • These two weeks have been very refreshing for me. The information gained was very helpful.
  • Overall the experience was totally positive!
  • I liked the demonstrations and I found the staff helpful and friendly.
  • I particularly liked the talks from professors explaining their particular fields.
  • The best part of this work experience placement was the visit to the observatory and seeing the laser system.
  • I was able to undertake a wide variety of tasks, many enjoyable, others not so (cleaning keyboards for example) however overall I have had a great time and gained an insight into the subject.
  • Many discussions over the past week have greatly enhanced my knowledge of Physics.
  • In conclusion to my weeks work experience, I now have a better idea of what I would like to do when I leave school and how I can get there.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks and found learning about solar Physics highly interesting.
  • I have really enjoyed all aspects of this work experience and would recommend it to any student!
  • Everyone I met was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable.
  • Overall I found the experience valuable and relevant to my Physics studies at school.
  • The five days of work experience have been a brilliant and entertaining experience, providing a real insight into some of the work both students and researchers are involved in.
  • I will definitely be making an application to study Physics!.