The Physics department would like to congratulate Amber, Kate and Ria for successfully applying to the Girls Into Physics Summer School by the School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London.
The university commented:
“We received an overwhelming number of applications, all of high quality, however Amber, Kate and Ria’s applications really stood out.”
This three-day Girls into Physics summer school gives 30 girls in Year 10 from across the UK the chance to experience life as a university student, meet female academics carrying out internationally renowned research and identify and take steps to overcome internal and external barriers to pursuing further education in physics.
The summer school programme includes the opportunity to:
- Experience taking part in university style lectures and practicals in both the lab and our state of the art observatory,
- Speak to current female students about their experience of university so far, their journey to get here and their next steps,
- Participate in workshops run by external speakers on the breadth of careers physics can open the door to,
- Talk to fellow female students about barriers they may have faced as a girl in science and empower each other to overcome these hurdles.