Physics and Astronomy


We have a variety of activities and workshops that are available to take out to local schools, colleges and other interested parties, or experienced at the University of Sussex campus in Falmer. Please check the activity listing below to see if it can only be held on campus.

The University of Sussex is a 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.

Important Information:

  • All our activities are free.
  • We are flexible! If you have an idea for an activity not listed below, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your class.
  • 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.
  • We are happy to visit you within a 1 hour travel time of the University of Sussex (Brighton).
  • All our activities are suitable for Key Stage 4 and 5 (e.g. GCSE and AS/A-level/sixth-form) students.
  • 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.
  • Any of these activities can also be paired up with a talk (such as "How to be a rocket scientist, an astrophysicist or a particle physicist"), or an Ask-an-Astronomer/Physicist session.
  • We can create a tailored visit day for your school, combining some of these activities along with talks. You can find examples of previous tailored days here.