School of Physics and Astronomy

School Activities

Physics Research in School Environments

The Physics Research in School Environments (PRiSE) programme is a great way for students 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. Across all projects we give an introductory talk and workshop and provide all the resources students need to get going. GCSE and A-Level students then spend no more than a few hours a week working on the project, supported by Queen Mary physicists throughout, culminating in their presenting their findings at our student conference Cosmic Con before Easter. Further information can be found here.

Connect Physics

Connect Physics is a set of three workshops primarily for Key Stage 3 science students (though its content and messages are appropriate for older groups up to even adults). They encourage students to think of the bigger picture by connecting different ideas, such as familiar topics from science, the latest physics research or their everyday lives, through physics, find out about careers that are possible through studying physics and get a chance to develop their skills using the scientific method and peer-review process through an open-ended problem with no presented final solution. Further information can be found here.

Schools Physicist of the Year

School Physicist of the Year event is a national initiative funded by The Ogden Trust. Teachers are invited you to select students who they feel deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements in physics. More details here.

Extra-curricular activities for school students

As well as activities with us to be arranged by teachers, we have a number of opportunities which students can apply for individually. Find out about those here.

Outreach across Queen Mary

Queen Mary supports a broad range of activities aimed at maximising the opportunities available to potential students. More details can be found here.