Physics Experience Week

This week-long event is open to individual Year 10/11 students (no more than 2 at the most from any one school) who are committed to studying A-levels in Physics and Mathematics in following years. 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 their physics teacher is required.

Please note that we normally have more applications/requests than we can take and selection is based on the references/information provided on the request form. We expect students accepted onto this event to commit to attend ALL FIVE DAYS FROM 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Each day (9.00am to 5.00pm) involves a mixture of talks, workshops and activities; and 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-times and other short breaks during each day.  Pupils attending who do not live in the Birmingham area will also have to organise their own accommodation arrangements for the week.  Please note that the University will only be responsible for pupils between 9.00am and 5.00pm, excluding lunchtimes.

Please see the programme and report from the Physics Experience Week 2019.

The Physics Experience Week for 2020 will run from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June 2020. The closing date for applying for this event is 31st December 2019. We have a maximum of 24 places available.

In order to be considered for this event please post or email your request form, together with your teacher reference, to:


Linda Rogers

School of Physics & Astronomy

The University of Birmingham



B15 2TT