Physics taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Physics at university.

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Physics Taster Session: Spotlight on Astrophysics

This virtual taster session is suitable for students studying A-Level Physics and Mathematics with a predicted grade B in both subjects, and an interest in studying Physics at university.

Join us for this interactive session and get a flavour of what life as a physics student is like. Take part in an interactive workshop exploring habitable zones - the region around stars where the temperature allows liquid water to exist.

After a quick break, Professor Paul Crowther will explore the physics of black holes in a mini-lecture. Then to finish off the session, there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a physics student at the University of Sheffield, as you take part in a Q&A. You will have the chance to talk to some of our current undergraduate students, a member of our admissions team, and a careers expert, who will all be on hand to answer any queries you might have about studying physics at university.  

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To hear about future sessions, please register your interest and we'll send you details about upcoming dates. 

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