Women in Physics

We provide a forum for the women in the department to get together to get to know one another better, discuss research and forge contacts.

The Physics department has over 60 female undergraduates and more than 20 women at postgraduate level and above, including five members of academic staff. It has achieved Juno Champion status, under an Institute of Physics programme designed to advance women's careers in physics higher education. The Women in Physics group meet regularly and hold events including lunches, discussion forums and careers briefings.‌ We welcome undergraduates, postgraduates, research staff and academics.

One of the valuable outcomes of the Women in Physics group meetings is the informal mentoring relationships which arise. We also run a partnership scheme in which students and researchers can be paired with an experienced female physicist in a particular research area to discuss their career and research options.