We are the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex, and we have a large and well established Outreach Programme. Our aim is to encourage more students to study physics at A-level and beyond, and to offer support to those teaching physics.

Who we are

The University of Sussex is part of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network, a network of SEPnet logouniversities all working together to promote physics through developing and delivering high-quality outreach.


What we do

  • We offer a large range of FREE outreach activities to local schools and colleges, for a range of ages
  • Teachers and students can engage with our activities either here at the University of Sussex campus in Brighton, or we can travel to you (conditions apply)
  • During the 2014/5 academic year, we worked with over 12,500 students from over 100 different schools and colleges at over 130 events.
  • Our large variety of physics and astronomy activities are delivered by either our outreach officer, our researchers, or our trained postgraduate and undergraduate students - all serving as wonderful role models for the next generation of physicists.

You can book onto our activities via this website.

Outreach Handbook CoverYou are welcome to download our Outreach handbook [PDF].

To keep up to date with all our activities and upcoming events, or to request a hard copy of the Outreach handbook, please email your name, position and school/college to physicsoutreach@sussex.ac.uk.