The School of Physics & Astronomy is unable to take any further applications for Work Experience placements for 2013.
In past years we have offered some work experience placements (for Y10 to Y12 students) in various parts of the School. We are unable to specify exact projects but most students enjoy the time they spend in the department.
Read what students have said about their experiences.
In recent years, demand has been very high and we prioritise placements to those students who show a real enthusiasm for the subject and are seriously interested in progressing eventually to study Physics in Higher Education.
You can download a work experience request form here. Please return to:
Mrs Linda Rogers, School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT
or by e-mail to - email@example.com
Physics Experience Week - Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2013 - NOW CLOSED FOR 2013.
Following the first Physics Experience Week held in June this year, we are pleased to announce that we plan to repeat the week in 2013.
The week is open to individual Year 11 students (no more than 2 at the most from any one school) who are committed to studying A-levels in Physics and Mathematics in 2013/14. We are looking to accept applicants who can communicate their enthusiasm for the subject and can demonstrate from their previous academic studies that they have the ability to apply themselves to university-level physics themes. A supporting reference from your physics teacher would be helpful.
Below is a brief programme of events from June 2012;
Monday – Physics Skills.
Tuesday – Particles and Nuclei.
Wednesday – Astro Day.
Thursday – Practical Physics.
Friday – Fun with Physics.
Each day (9.00am to 5.00pm) will involve a mixture of talks, workshops and activities; interacting with academic staff and current students. Pupils taking part will be expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the University and for lunch-time and other short breaks during each day.
See some comments/pictures from Physics Experience Week June 25th-29th 2012 here.
If you would like to request a place on this week, please complete the Physics experience week request form (PDF) and return, either by post to
Mrs Linda Rogers
School of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Birmingham
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a maximum of 24 places for this activity.
School visits to the department.
We are happy to welcome students and teachers into the department at convenient times. We have:
Hosted LEA Heads of Science meetings
Arranged laboratory activities for Y12/13 and Y9/10/11 groups
Arranged tours of research areas and experiment demonstrations for students and teachers
Arranged talks on various topics
For a list of typical events, read
Calendar of events September 2011 - July 2012 (PDF)
If you are interested in arranging visits for your school, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer to discuss possibilities.
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