Our Year 12 school visits are aimed at providing students with an experience that will enthuse them into considering taking physics at university.
The day usually comprises an introductory talk, a tour of the research facilities and a session in the first year lab. Experiments are chosen to complement the work done at AS level, but also to prepare them for Y13. A treatment of uncertainties is emphasised during the experiments which are demonstrated by physics postgraduate students.
An example of a Year 12 school visit
|10:00||Welcome and refreshments|
|10:15||Introductory talk on the current research projects in the Department|
|11:00||Demonstration of low-temperature effects on the properties of materials|
Tour of the Department's research facilities:
|12:30||Lunch on campus (a chance for the students to explore the campus with postgraduate guides)|
Experiments in the 1st Year lab: