Each academic year the School plans to hold three days of work experience on dates to be arranged. The three days will all be similar and students will be able to come to one of the three days. These days are for AS level students (lower sixth form) who are interested in physics, careers in physics and/or studying physics at university.
On the morning of each day the theme will be the diverse and fascinating world of plasmas. Plasma science and technology ranges from astrophysics to nanoscale fabrication. There will be an introductory lecture followed by a practical session where the students will carry out spectroscopic investigations of laboratory plasmas. Lunch will be provided, hosted by current undergraduate and postgraduate physics students. After lunch there will be tours of the Queen's campus and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. There will also be a talk by an academic member of staff related to current research in physics.
To apply for places, AS level students should complete the online application form.
AS levels students are encouraged to apply promptly as the number of places available on each day is limited and last year the programme was oversubscribed.
These work experience places are intended for AS level students who are studying both PHYSICS and MATHEMATICS at AS level.