Earlier this year, Daniel Hodgson became the Director of Edinburgh Complex Fluid Partnership (ECFP), the knowledge exchange arm of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics research group at the University of Edinburgh. ECFP was set up in 2012 on the back of an EPSRC grant to translate the fundamental understanding from research into industrial problems. Since then it’s grown and worked with over 50 companies. Daniel is from Cumbria, from a small town on the edge of the Lake District.
Summer 2019 graduate, Tomáš Šoltinský, shares his experience studying the MPhys Astrophysics degree, and the amazing opportunities he undertook during his time here.
The reason why I wanted to study in the UK was to explore new opportunities. And guess what? The University of Edinburgh provided so many of them! First of all, I should mention that the MPhys Astrophysics degree is quite flexible. I got to tailor my degree to be more theoretical, experimental or computational, and I got to choose courses ranging from General Relativity to Astrobiology. You can even change your degree like I did. (I started as a Physics student but changed to Astrophysics shortly after).
Cameron Berry, MPhys alumni who graduated in summer 2019, talks about his student journey at the University of Edinburgh.
Why did you choose Edinburgh?
Applying to Edinburgh for me was a very natural fit considering half my family is Scottish. I had visited Edinburgh multiple times and it was only a short train journey from home. As I visited the city and University in the lead up to applying, I felt sure it was where I wanted to end up. However, I really couldn’t have known what a ride it would be studying here for five years!