About the Physics | Mathematics Experience Week
Attend a first year university lecture of our physics/mathematics undergraduate programmes;
Interview an academic researcher or postgraduate student;
Create and showcase a research poster;
Visit laboratories, specialist facilities and get a guided tour of our campus;
Experience student life at university.
Quantum and Molecular Photonics
Mathematics of Complex and Nonlinear Phenomena
Renewable Energy Technologies and Materials
Smart Materials & Surfaces
How and when to apply to the Experience Week
Application for the Experience Week often open during the autumn and close just before Christmas. Below you can find more details regarding the process.
READ before applying
Here are few tips and things to consider before applying:
- The Experience Week was designed for Y12 students from local schools with a genuine interest in understanding what it’s like to study Physics and/or Mathematics at University level.
- The Experience Week will take place from the 21st to 25th of February 2022.
- Make sure to provide us with an email address you check on a regular basis, as this is the only way we’ll have to get in touch with you.
- Provide us with the correct email address of your teacher. as this is the only way we’ll have to contact them to ask them to act as your referee.
- It is your responsibility to notify your teacher that you are using them as your referee.
- You can apply for both strands (Physics or Mathematics) of the Experience Week.
- You should write one application for each strand you apply for.
- If are accepted in one strand, you will not be allowed to swap strands, sorry.
- We aim to deliver the Experience Week in person on campus. However COVID-19 guidelines might force us to move it online or to cancel it in a short notice.
- This is a non-residential week. Regrettably we are not able to cover for travel or accommodation costs.
- Application deadline: 10th December 2021.
Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please get in touch with Dr. Antonio Portas at email@example.com to submit a late application
How is my application assessed ?
Your application will be assessed against the following assessment matrix
- Applications are ranked according to their scores and offers are made to applicants with the highest scores. The number of places per strand depends on several factors (e.g. staff & research projects available, room capacity, COVID-19 guidelines). We aim to offer 14 to 16 places per strand for the 2022 edition of the “Experience Week”. In case of a tie we will also take into consideration the reference provided by the applicant’s teacher.
- Remaining applicants are kept on a “waiting list,” and will be offered a place in case of any drop-outs.
Any queries regarding the assessment of applications should be sent to Dr. Antonio Portas at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens NEXT?
- You will get a confirmation from this website acknowledging your application!
- Deadline for applications is 10th of December 2021. We may have mentioned that already.
- We will contact your referee during the week of 13th of December 2021. Please make sure that you notify them.
- We will inform you of the outcome of your application no later than 7th of January 2022.
- Between 10th of January 2022 and 21st of February 2022, successful applications will receive additional information regarding the Experience Week.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please email contact Dr. Antonio Portas on email@example.com
Experience Week 2022
In February 2022 we ran a Physics and a Mathematics Experience Week.
We had 37 participants from 26 schools and colleges working on 23 different projects.
Below are what some of our participants had to say about their experience:
“The experience week was an insightful and very much enjoyable experience, which took my interest and passion for physics to another level. I would recommend this week to anyone who is thinking about studying Physics post sixth form because it’s a really fun opportunity to meet like-minded people and know what it’s like to be a uni student. ”
“The whole experience was exciting and new, it gave me a whole new understanding of what research is like and what mathematics is truly like. ”
“This experience week is a very commendable asset to anyone who plans to study mathematics or physics. You really get to know what student life is like.”
Below you can find some of the research posters produced in 2022.