September 21, 2017, by Dr. Meghan Gray

PhysSoc welcomes a new crop of students

We’re gearing up to welcome our new crop of first-year students next week, and a host of student mentors from the student-run physics society will be on hand to help make sure everyone feels at home.  In the guest post below, PhysSoc president Jake Lester explains what the society does and why it’s a good idea to join.     

Profile pictureHi everyone, we’re PhysSoc!

PhysSoc is the university’s student-run physics society. We all know how hard physics degrees can be. That’s why we’re here to help you relax, get to know some of your course mates (both in your year and above/below) and help you with careers and employability. At Nottingham we put a big emphasis on making sure everyone feels at home and is welcome, and PhysSoc is no different.

We are an award winning society, winning ‘Best Trip’ in 2014 to CERN and ‘Best Society’ in 2015 at the annual society awards. Our annual trip to CERN is always popular and we have a trip to Prague in December 2017 with the Biology society (BioSoc). Throughout the year we put on both drinking and non-drinking socials, from bar crawls to quizzes, boat parties to a big summer BBQ! We are also planning on having telescope training sessions throughout the year as well, so you can use it in your spare time. We have a committee of 10 people running the society, who you’ll see out and about at our events. More information about us and our roles can be found at

We’ll also be running an election soon for the 11th member, a ‘First Year Rep’ position. If you’re in your first year and want to make sure your year gets its say, then look out for more information coming soon.

We’ll be at stall M18 in the David Ross Sports Village during Welcome Fair on 25th and 26th September, so come and say hello! I’ve met a lot of my friends at university through PhysSoc and I know loads of other people have too.

I hope to see lots of you throughout the year. If you see me or any other committee member around the fair or elsewhere, please come and have a chat with us.

Jake Lester

PhysSoc President

Posted in PhysSocStudent Life