Poynting Physical Society

PPSPoynting Physical Society (PPS) is one of the oldest societies at the university going all the way back to Professor John Henry Poynting himself! We are the society for physics students here at Birmingham but anyone is welcome to join. Our aim is to connect our community of like-minded people and we host a variety of events, from quizzes and bar crawls to careers events and the spring ball there is something for everyone.

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EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Volunteer of the Year 2016, Lucy Quantick
  • EPS Community Award 2018, with BUMS and MathSoc
  • Industrial Award 2018
  • Head of College Idea of the Year 2018, for the PPS Internships Fair
  • Volunteer of the Year 2020, Paige Ramsden
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award 2020

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PPS welcome message

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Morgan James, President of the Poynting Physical Society (PPS), welcomes First Years to the University of Birmingham. With a family scheme and a whole host of social events, there really is something for everyone!
Date:
01/09/2021

The end of a strange year for PPS

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Lex Millins tells us about another busy term for PPS which includes hosting the CAPS' 2021 conference! Moving online hasn't slowed down PPS, with various virtual socials and the new 'BAME and Allies in STEM' event.
Date:
03/08/2021

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

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In March 2021, the EPS Community launched the first event series aimed at introducing students to Engineering and Physical Science alumni from a broad range of sectors and offering and insight into their roles.
Date:
08/04/2021

PPS goes virtual

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This has been the strangest term ever for the Poynting Physical Society but that certainly hasn't stopped them. They've moved online to keep their members connected when it's been needed most. Lucy Millins tell us more.
Date:
18/12/2020

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

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Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.
Date:
22/10/2020

The biggest year on PPS record

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Outgoing PPS President Alex Crossman and Vice President Maddie Tomes tell us about an action packed second semester filled with some of the most ambitious events yet!
Date:
24/04/2020

PPS most successful term to date!

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This Autumn Term has been a very strong one for PPS and we've had a great start to the academic year. PPS President Alex Crossman tells us about their 11 events in 11 weeks.
Date:
18/12/2019

Awesome spring term with PPS

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PPS had an awesome term with many amazing events like the Internships Fair, their trip to Edinburgh for the National Student Space Conference and the Annual Spring Ball. Outgoing President Lucy Harrison tells us more.
Date:
28/03/2019

A massively successful term with PPS

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PPS had a wonderful start to the year: securing external sponsors, such as IOP, BP and TPP and organising a string of great socials and careers events. Treasurer Alex Crossman tells us more.
Date:
21/12/2018

Students take on the Mongol Rally

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A group of Engineering and Physical Sciences students have today set off to tackle to world's the greatest motoring adventure: the Mongol Rally.
Date:
16/07/2018
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