Welcome to the outreach pages of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
Our aim is to encourage more students to study physics at A level and beyond. The University of Sussex is part of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network, which enables us to do more to promote physics throughout the region and to offer support to those teaching Physics in the South East. Each year, we at Sussex work with approximately 4000 students from 100 different schools and colleges with our variety of different physics and astronomy activities.
We have a variety of activities, workshops and talks available to schools and other interested parties. They have all been designed for a range of age groups (either Key Stage 3, 4 or 5, A-level students or the general public) and are presented by members of the Department (either a researcher, research student, postgraduate or undergraduate student). Most of our activities can be presented either at the University of Sussex or possibly in an alternative location (unless stated below, and if within a reasonable travel time of the University).
To keep up to date with all our activities and upcoming events, please email your name, position and school/college to email@example.com
- All our activities are free.
- We are flexible! If you have an idea for an activity or talk not listed, please get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate you.
- Multiple activities can be done during a single visit (e.g. 'Solar observing' with a 'How to be an Astrophysicist' careers talk).
- We may limit the number of times that we visit a particular school per academic year (depending on size), to enable us to visit as many schools as possible.
- All our activities are suitable for Key Stage 4 and 5 (e.g. GCSE and AS/A-level/sixth-form) students, and some are suitable for the general public.
- Please give us as much notice as possible when requesting an activity to ensure that we have enough staff available on the day. This is especially important for larger events (more than 25 students) which will require more than one member of the Department to assist.