Overwhelmingly our students tell us that they chose to study at Birmingham not only because of its leading reputation, flexible course and beautiful campus but also because of the warm and friendly atmosphere within the department. Our department study spaces, tutorial system, student societies and enthusiastic staff combine to provide a real community feel across the School of Physics and Astronomy. We invite you to visit us to find out more or investigate the results of the National Student Survey, where we are consistently ranked among the best Physics departments in the UK.
The staff in the school of Physics and Astronomy are so friendly and approachable, which is perhaps most evident during the annual trip to Coniston [in the Lake District] for a weekend in February. This weekend of walking was one of my highlights of the year! There was such a fun, relaxed atmosphere and was a great opportunity to meet other students. Other highlights of my year include the PPS ball, AstroSoc camping trip and the AstroSoc annual dinner. The University of Birmingham is a campus university, but is a quick and easy train journey (or walk) away from the city centre, so you really get the best of both worlds! Eloise Brown - MSci Physics and Astrophysics