My name’s Elliott, and I’m a 2nd year Theoretical Physics student at the University of York. This blog will give you some fresh insight into what it’s really like to study physics at York. My blog will be a rundown of a typical week for me at the university, detailing the different modules/labs I attend on a weekly basis, my opinions, and what you can expect if you come to York to study Physics. I’ll also give a brief introduction to a few of the non-academic things you can get involved in around the department, such as PhysSoc, or the Rocketry society, all of which I love!
Posts about Physics
My experience with the Nuclear Physics masterclasses
Hi! I’m Talia, and I’m a fourth year Physics student at the University of York. I’m really interested in robotics and computational physics, and I’m currently completing an MPhys project which allows me to do a bit of both! I’ve enjoyed the wide range of different areas of physics I’ve been exposed to throughout my degree programme, from modules in cosmology and stars, to laboratories in biophysics. I’ve also loved the opportunities I’ve been able to have working in physics outreach for the department. In my blog I’ll talk about my experience helping with the Nuclear Physics Masterclasses that were run by the department for physics students in years 12 and 13, and how this has helped me in my studies!
Three Things to look forward to when studying Physics at York
So you’re coming to study Physics at York? Brilliant! Here are just 3 things (out of many) to look forward to that make it so exciting! Lab work The Physics Labs at York are amazing. Okay, maybe you’re not entirely convinced yet, but let it be known that this is coming from someone who came … Continue reading Three Things to look forward to when studying Physics at York
On placement with Physics at York
Hi, I’m Finn, a Natural Sciences student. I’m currently doing a placement as a Medical Microwave Imaging Research Technician & Project Coordinator in Physics here at York. Why did you decide to do a placement? I decided to undertake a placement year for two key reasons. The first was to gain the technical skills associated … Continue reading On placement with Physics at York
A day in the life of a Physics student
9am, Monday morning. This is a situation dreaded by many, and to be quite honest, me too. My first lecture starts in an hour, and strangely the gravitational field around my bed intensifies ever so slightly at this exact time of the week. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to the week, and decide that particle … Continue reading A day in the life of a Physics student
A beginner’s guide to Physics at York
Writing on blackboards here and there, a door that says ‘Danger! 14,000 Volts,’ and labs with endless rows of electronic equipment. It does seem like the natural habitat of a mad scientist – and it sure makes you want to delve deeper into your studies and learn new things about Physics. The ‘mad scientists,’ however, … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to Physics at York
YUSU – what is it?!??
If you been to York for a visit day, or if you end up coming here, YUSU is a word you’ll hear bandied about rather a lot. While you would be forgiven for thinking a superfruit has taken over campus, YUSU actually stands for York University Student Union. YUSU is run for, with, and by … Continue reading YUSU – what is it?!??
Physics is the best! Let me tell you about the department and course …
So you may have already guessed I love physics. Despite all my whining and moaning about exams, I still think it’s the best subject ever! I thought I might tell you a little bit about why I love this department so much and try and give you a flavour of what it’s like to be part … Continue reading Physics is the best! Let me tell you about the department and course …
A little bit about me!
Hello there! I’ve been writing these blog posts for a little while now but realised I’ve never actually introduced myself. So for those of you new to the site here’s a little a bit about me… My route to get here: My name is Emma! Home for me is a small town in Sussex. I’m … Continue reading A little bit about me!
Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…
Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…