A year after graduation: reflections from a MPhys Physics alumni

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!

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Supporting inclusion through School internship

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by Liana Ahmed


Last summer I was given the incredible opportunity to intern with the School of Physics and  Astronomy’s Equality and Diversity (E&D) team to develop their new website and wiki.

As this was my first ever job as a developer, I came into it not really knowing what to expect. Being a bisexual woman of colour, however, I understood the sheer importance of having a strong E&D presence in any institution, especially when it involves a field that has traditionally lacked diversity. Therefore, it was truly refreshing to see how much the School’s team were taking direct responsibility to change this fact.

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Join Jessie as she delves into the work of academics

Photo of Jessie Hammond beside statue

Not content with just developing her academic knowledge, year 3 MPhys Physics student Jessie Hammond wanted to learn about the research undertaken by her lecturers and others in the field of science.

‘Delving Into Academics’ is a podcast where researchers from physics, chemistry and biology talk about what they are researching, and how they came to be in academia.

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