Physics Work Experience


Usually held in June.  2019 dates still to be decided.

 We offer the opportunity for AS level students to experience physics beyond A/AS level, to meet current physics staff and students at Queen's, and to see the Physics and Astronomy Department and Queen's University Campus.  These days are offered for AS level students (lower sixth form) who are interested in physics, careers in physics and/or studying physics at university.  Students MUST be studying BOTH mathematics and physics at AS-level to be considered.

 Each day of work experience will start at 9.30am and end by 4.30pm. The theme will be the diverse and fascinating world of light, lasers and astrophysics. There will be an introductory lecture followed by stimulating talks from academic members of staff related to current research in physics. Lunch will be provided, hosted by current Queen’s physics students to share their experience. After lunch there will be a practical session where the students will carry out spectroscopic investigations and experiments with light and lasers. In parallel to the practical session, tours of the state-of-the-art laboratories in the department will take place.

Students can submit their application for this event, with their preferences for one of these dates when dates for 2019 are decided:

 AS level students visiting for work experience will be covered by QUB insurance: