Work Experience students & school visits to the Department

The School of Physics & Astronomy regrets that it is unlikely to be able to offer many work experience placements in 2014-15.  For Year 11/10 students, we have the alternative Physics Experience Week, which may be of interest to some students.  Information about this week can be found here.

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 will be allocated by interview

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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