Making the most of student opportunities

Alumni Tomas Soltinsky

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).

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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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Discovering what makes you tick

CubeSat

Chris Acheson reflects on the Career Development Summer Project he completed, as well as the employment he has undertaken since graduating with an MPhys in Physics in June 2018.


By the end of Senior Honours year on my MPhys degree I was feeling pretty lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do after graduating, and was generally feeling pretty demotivated on the course. On a whim, I applied for a summer placement in industry with an interesting sounding CubeSat software company, Bright Ascension. After a friendly telephone interview, I was informed that my application had been successful. What followed was a fascinating summer.

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