A practical demonstration at an Outreach event

School Visits

Our 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 school visit

10:00 Arrival

10:15 Welcome and introduction

10:45 Departmental tour led by Student Ambassadors. Facilities include:

  • Astrolab
  • Ultra Low-Temperature Lab
  • Particle Physics Lab
  • Liquid Helium Room First-Year Superlab

11:45 Subject session 1: e.g. Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

12:45 Lunch on campus (a chance for the students to explore the campus)

13:15 Subject session 2: e.g. Detecting Fundamental Particles

14:15 Student Question and Answers

15:15 Depart

Meet the Team

Andrew Blake

Dr Andrew Blake

Lecturer in Experimental Neutrino Physics

Experimental Particle Physics

+44 (0)1524 595060 B032, B - Floor, Physics Building
Sophie Shields

Sophie Shields

Recruitment, Conversion and Marketing Co-ordinator