Robyn - Physics BSc (with Foundation Year)
I have always been interested in maths and science, however, I was unsure of which pathway I wanted to take. Therefore, I decided to do a Physics Foundation Year to give me an insight into what studying physics at university would be like. After attending the Birmingham open day and seeing what an amazing atmosphere the Physics department had, I knew I wanted to study there. All of the staff and students were so friendly and welcoming and made you feel like part of the community. During the foundation year, I was taught a broad range of introductory physics and engineering, and I also gained experience doing lab work every week, which has proved very useful in my first year. It was also a great way to ease myself into university life, which can be very daunting. I have really enjoyed my first year so far, and although it has challenged me a lot, I feel like I am part of a very welcoming community. I also like that the course is not only made up of lectures, but also small group workshops and tutorials that allow you to meet other people and learn in different ways.