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Excellent session as it had all pupils involved. Good activities in which pupils were able to see how far their rocket had launched, making them more competitive. Would recommend doing it again

How to be a rocket scientist - Dr Johannes Knapp

Physics & Astronomy Taster Day

Thursday 30 March 2017 @ 10:00am to 2:30pm

Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like? Join us as an undergraduate student for the day!  You'll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon!  

This is a great opportunity for Year 12 students studying both Maths and Physics to experience university life and see what it's like to study in higher education.  Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event.


09:45 - Arrival on campus

10:00 - Welcome & University-level Lecture

11:15 - Problem Solving Workshop

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Undergraduate Lab Session

14:30 - Departure

Applications have now closed for the Taster Day on 30 March 2017.  Please sign up for our Mailing List to be notified when the next application cycle is open.


Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at or 0113 343 4065 for more information.