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.

Follow our social media to find out more.  We’re on Facebook and Instagram with uobpps.

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


Latest news from PPS

PPS Bounces Back


There's no doubt PPS have bounced back from a disrupted year. Their approach was simple: offer the widest range of events possible, whilst using the lessons of lockdown to build on traditional events. Morgan fills us in.

PPS welcome message


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!

The end of a strange year for PPS


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.

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

promotional banner for the meet the alumni event series on a black background with science and engineering graphics in grey and blue title branding

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.

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