Work Experience students & school visits to the Department


Sometimes, specific projects arise for interested Year 12/11/10 students.  If we have any projects we will post them out on this page and advertise them around the schools email contact list - teachers can join this list here.

Places on campus related to these projects will most likely require a teacher reference and may be allocated by interview.

Work Experience Opportunities for Summer 2015.

All available placement vacancies for Summer 2015 have now been filled.  If any new opportunities arise, they will be advertised here.

Some Projects completed by students;

Some pictures of recent students working in the Department can be viewed here.

Some poster produced by work experience students August 2014;


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. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be successful in obtaining a placement.

For enquiries please email;

Mrs Linda Rogers, School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT

or by e-mail to - l.rogers.1@bham.ac.uk 

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
  • Arranged activities related to physics curriculum for Key Stage 2 primary children and their teachers.

For a list of typical events, read;

Calendar of events September 2013 - July 2014 (PDF)

If you are interested in arranging visits for your school, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer to discuss possibilities.

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