School of Physics and Astronomy

Extra Curricular Activities for School Students

We organise a number of events and activities for school students outside of the school environment. Many of them are hosted on Queen Mary's Mile End campus. In addition we have a number of activites open to the general public which school students are welcome to attend and a variety of Physics content on our YouTube channel.

Please note that we are unable to offer individual work experience placements with researchers to students of any age.

Independent Research Projects

Small groups of students and individuals are able to sign up to projects in our Physics Research in Schools Environments (PRiSE) programme independent of their teacher. The programme is a great way to engage with exciting research projects in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London over a sustained period of time. We run these projects over the first two terms of the academic year. Further information can be found here.

Open days

The School of Physics and Astronomy participates in the University-wide open days in October and June each year. At these events you can meet academic and student support staff, see our lecturers in action and take a tour of our facilities. Details of dates can be found here. You can find out about the various taster courses across Queen Mary.

Public events

The School of Physics and Astronomy gets involved with several public events and activities to present and discuss the research being undertaken. These are often suitable for school students with an interest in physics.