The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK (CUWiP) aims to inspire physics students, highlight career options and provide a supportive community.
Students Sara Evers, Lucy Arditi and Storm Colloms (all year 2) attended the Conference, now in its fifth year, at the Department of Physics, Oxford University in March. Sara tells us what the conference entailed, and how she benefitted from attending…
Photo: some of our Senior Honours and MPhys student prize winners.
One component of our undergraduate degrees is to enable students to cultivate the experimental design, project management, technical and presentation skills which are needed to work successfully in a physics-based research environment. This is achieved primarily through the Senior Honours and MPhys Projects.
There are challenges and opportunities for all students, but what are some of the difficulties and potential gains faced by mature students?
Michael Marshall started studying after a 30 year career and raising a family. He has recently completed an MSc in Theoretical Physics and is currently undertaking a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
Why did you chose to study the MSc in Theoretical Physics?
I completed my undergraduate degree while working full time. Towards the end of my degree I realised that to embark on a new career in physics I would need a PhD, and the obvious first step was to undertake an MSc. My undergraduate tutors recommended the University of Edinburgh’s Higgs Centre as one of the best places to study theoretical physics.