Every February half term, NUSTEM coordinates a Physics Experience Week for a limited number of students keen in getting a flavour of what it is like to study at university and do academic research. Students will be in contact with academic researchers and postgraduate students from the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (MPEE), learning about current research carried in areas like:
- Solar physics
- Smart materials & soft matter
- Weather forecasting
- Sustainable materials
- Fluid dynamics
- Materials Processing Technology
Staff at Northumbria University are often part of multidisciplinary research teams, and the Physics Experience Week will draw from other disciplines such as Engineering, Maths and Geography. By the end of the week you are expected to have completed a research poster to present to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a seminar-style event. You’ll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work – all while working in an academic setting.
To participate, you must:
- Be over 16 years of age, for health and safety requirements.
- Be entering Year 13 in September 2020 and studying both physics and maths at A-level.
- Be available 10:00 am to 3:00 pm every day from 17 to 21 February 2020.
- Have permission to participate from a parent/guardian and your school.
- Arrange your own travel to and from the university each day (bursaries may be available to cover costs).