Be a Physics student for the day

Date: 28-Jan-2020


Location: University of Sheffield campus

Time: 10.15am-3.45pm

Target year group: Y12 and Y13

Information and benefits of attending this event: This taster day at the University of Sheffield gives A Level physicists the chance to experience what it’s like to study physics at university.

In the morning you will be working in one of our laboratories. Here our staff and some of our current students will support you in developing your experimental skills, as you measure the speed of sound in solid objects. You will use diagnostics such as an oscilloscope, which is a useful tool as it captures brief electronic signals and allows them to be observed on a screen.

In the afternoon, you will attend two mini-lectures delivered by our leading academics in the field of astrophysics, where you will get the chance to explore the topics of the Sun in its infancy and the evidence in favour of black holes.

Finally, to finish off the day there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a physics student at the University of Sheffield with a Q+A session. You will have the chance to talk to some of our current undergraduate students, a member of our admissions team, and a careers expert, who will all be on hand to answer any queries you might have about studying physics at university.

How to book a place: Complete the form on the event webpage to apply for a place. We would encourage you to mention RO in your statement at the end of the application form. 

Any steps required to confirm your attendance with the university running the event: If you would like your attendance recognised on your RO record, please email


It may be possible to have reasonable travelling expenses reimbursed to attend an RO event/activity. You should check in advance with the university delivering the event to see if this is possible by contacting to find out what you need to do.