Physics Taster Session

Date: 28-Oct-2020

Time: 12:30 – 15:45 

Target year group: Year 13

Information: Handheld Physics: Using your smartphone to measure magnetic fields in your own home

A free virtual taster session for Y13 students studying A Level Physics and Mathematics with a predicted grade B in both subjects and an interest in studying Physics at University.

Did you know that performing experimental science is possible from the comfort of your own home? During an interactive session, our dedicated teaching staff will be on hand to guide you through experiments to measure and study different sources of magnetic fields – all you need is curiosity and a smartphone! After a quick break, Dr Jenny Clark will then explore the physics of photosynthesis with you in a mini-lecture. Then to finish off the session, there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a physics student at the University of Sheffield, as you take part in a Q&A. 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. You will be sent a lab script in advance of the session. Please take some time to look through this and prepare, as this will provide you with a true experience of taking part in an undergraduate laboratory at the University of Sheffield. You are welcome to start, or indeed complete, the experimental work before the session begins, with the idea that you will contribute to a discussion of your findings on the day. Academic support will be readily available during the scheduled session for any questions you may have.

Benefits of attending this event: Our online taster sessions help Year 13 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

How to book a place To book your place you will need to complete a google form which can be found on the event page linked here  https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/taster-days/physics

Any steps required to confirm your attendance with the university running the event: To confirm your attendance at this event please email rosheffield@sheffield.ac.uk including the session you attended and the date it took place.