Edinburgh Award recipients honoured in recognition for their extra-curricular activities

From left to right: Dr. Jean-Christophe Denis (Physics Outreach Team Leader), Harry Carstairs (Physics Outreach Team), Cameron Johnston (Physics Outreach Team,) Frederik Madsen (Maths Buddies), Simona Prokopovic (Maths Buddies), Matthew Parkes (Physics Outreach Team)

Photo: Dr JC Denis, Ogden Outreach Officer with some of our student award recipients


Well done to the 15 School of Physics and Astronomy Students who received an Edinburgh Award at a ceremony in April.

The Edinburgh Award

The Edinburgh Award recognises the non-academic University activities, such as volunteering work, community activities or part time work, which some students take part in. The Award encourages students to reflect on and develop the skills gained through taking part in such activities.  One of the important aspects of the Award is the opportunity for students to articulate what they have gained from such activities – a skill which will be of advantage when communicating with potential employers. Continue reading “Edinburgh Award recipients honoured in recognition for their extra-curricular activities”

Prizes, presentations and showcasing undergraduate student research

Some of our project winners.

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.

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