Get an insight into studying Physics at university by taking part in a variety of Physics sessions on our two day non-residential Physics Summer school.
Full Event Details:
9:50 Arrive and introduction
10:20 Campus Tour with Student Ambassadors
St Mary’s Student Ambassadors will take you on a tour of our campus, speak to you about what it is like to be a student at St Mary’s and answer any questions that you might have.
11:20 Lecture 1: Quantum Physics: The weirdest world made accessible
We will be focussing on one of the most fascinating topics in modern Physics and explore the importance of Quantum Physics in our hyper technological era.
13:00 Workshop 1 – Group Centred Problem Based workshop
Students will be divided in groups of 3-4 and be given a simple research problem to solve. In the last 30 minutes each group will have to present for 5 minutes how they solved the problem and discussions between the groups will take place.
14:25 Lecture 2: Peeping in the cosmos: A trip into the wonders of space physics
We will focus on the latest discoveries and challenges in cosmology and astrophysics including some of latest ESA (European Spatial Agency) projects.
14:55 Walk to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
15:10 Tour of the NPL
Students will be able to visit some of the NPL research laboratories.
15:45 Wrap up
9:30 Applying for university session
This session will inform you of the things that you need to think about when applying for university.
10:30 Laboratory sessions
Students will undertake physics experiments under the supervision of staff and students of Applied Physics.
12:00 Walk back to St Mary’s campus
13:15 Workshop 2 – Team challenge
Students will be divided in groups of 3-4 and asked to solve an experimental problem using physics undergraduate lab equipment. At the end of the challenge each team will present its work. The best team will be rewarded with a certificate.
14:15 Lecture 3 – Medicine and Physics: The wonders of medical physics and surgery
We will focus on the development of the latest clinical instruments for nuclear medicine and cancer treatments. We will also look at the latest robots for micro-surgery.
15:00 Workshop 3 – Careers in Physics
Students will be able to ask questions to professional physicists about why they chose physics as profession.
15:40 Wrap up
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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