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2018 National Student Survey (NSS) Results in Physics

Guest post by Prof Michael Merrifield, Head of School I am somewhat vociferously on record arguing that most university league tables are a complete waste of time – they are compiled by newspapers who have a vested interest in promoting volatility, and they combine disparate statistics in a way that makes no sense at all. …

Year One Results – Physics Doesn’t Suck

So many important messages in this video by physics undergraduate student Hannah Coleman reflecting on her experience in Year One. We all know that the road to success is not without its twists, turns, and bumps along the way. As lecturers we can’t do the work for our students, but try our best to point …

What is The Education Network and Why should I Care?

Guest post by Raj Jadav, soon-to-be final year MSci Mathematical Physics student and known to visitors to our UCAS Offer Holder days for his legendary presentation on change, choosing a university, and washing powder. Raj serves an important role in the School of Physics and Astronomy as Education Representative. Who are we? The 17/18 academic …

Staff vs Student Cricket Challenge: Match Report

  School of Physics and Astronomy Cricket Academic and Research Staff vs. Undergraduates Thursday 14/06/2018 The staff won by 3 wickets, with 4 overs to spare Match report kindly provided by Prof Laurence Eaves The Academic and Research Staff won a keenly fought and exciting match under 20-20 rules at Highfields Cricket Ground on University …

Highlights from the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Three 4th-year physicists from the University of Nottingham recently attended the fourth Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK in the Department of Physics at Oxford University. This annual 3-day conference is hosted by the The Oxford Women in Physics Society. It was a unique opportunity for networking and sparking discussions between 100+ female …

Spring Into Science: When Physics Meets Music Meets Maths…

Another post from Hannah (Coleman) in short succession! This time it’s on “Spring Into Science”, an event focussed on… Well, I’ll let Hannah explain. Following on from last year’s successful Spring into Science event, the School of Physics and Astronomy welcomed 200 year 8 pupils from schools across Nottingham for a day of lectures and interactive …

Discover Physics!

This a guest post from Hannah Coleman, first year Physics undergraduate and, along with Jo Melton, coordinator of social media for the School. Last week, fifty sixth-form students from all over the UK descended on the School of Physics and Astronomy for a two-day residential event. Now in its second year, Discover Physics, which is …

PhysSoc chooses a new committee

Guest post from Jake Lester, outgoing president of the University of Nottingham Physics Society (PhysSoc). After a long year of event forms, bar crawls, sleepless nights over exams, and lots and lots (and lots) of glitter, the previous PhysSoc committee has handed the reigns over to a new team. This year we’ve seen a number …

Staff and student interviews: Chris Morley

Over the past few months we’ve been adding a steady stream of interviews with staff and students on our Youtube channel, UoN Physics. The latest addition is an interview with former undergraduate and current PhD student Chris Morley. Chris will be a familiar face to anyone who comes to one of the interview days that makes …

Update: Physics Doesn’t Suck as Much

Almost by definition, university education requires students to push themselves (or be gently nudged) out of their comfort zones — that’s where the the real learning happens.  As the year draws to an end, we’re delighted to feature a guest post by first-year Physics student and regular UoN Physics social media contributor Hannah Coleman, giving her …