Physics taster session

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

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Be a Physics Student for the Day: Spotlight on Astrophysics

A free virtual taster session for students studying A Level Physics and Mathematics , with a predicted grade B in both subjects and an interest in studying Physics at University.

When: Wednesday 17 February 2021, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Places available: 75

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

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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, Prof Simon Goodwin will then explore how physicists are just a few years away from looking for life on other planets 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. 


Time Activity
12:30pm Log in & get comfortable
12:45pm Welcome and introductions to the University

Interactive workshop: Habitable Zones (Dr Richard Parker)

2:15pm Comfort break
2:30pm 'Looking for Aliens' Mini-lecture (Prof. Simon Goodwin)
3:00pm 'Being a physics student' – Q&A
3:30pm Closing remarks

We look forward to meeting you!

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