Physics and Astronomy

Life as a Physics and Astronomy student

From the facilities you'll be working in to the clubs and societies you can get involved in - find out everything about life in our department below.

Hear from our students


Our facilities

We have specialist equipment and labs - you'll also benefit from our social study spaces, a mentor and our open door policy, so you can talk to a supervisor directly. 

Student labs


"The social side of the Physics Department is fantastic. We're very lucky to have been given a kitchen, which makes for a great social hotspot. There are also plenty of outside activities organised by the Departmental Joint Committee and Q-Soc, the Physics society. When first joining everyone is made to feel very welcome and you will soon have some very close friends."

Richard Eggleston 
Physics BSc

Our clubs and societies 

Join a club, take part in a sport or get involved in community projects as part of our outreach programme. Whatever you want to do, there's no shortage of activities and events to get involved in at Sussex. 


You can get involved in: 

The department also has a student kitchen where you have access to free tea and coffee and is a great place to socialise with other students.

See all of our societies run by the Students' Union


You might also be interested in:


Contact us

Physics and Astronomy
ug.admissions@physics.sussex.ac.uk