Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them, but fundamentally it is about trying to answer the big questions about nature and the Universe through theory, observations, and experiments.

In this subject strand you will get a sense of what it is like to be a physics student as well as gaining a good insight into the exciting world-leading Physics research conducted at the University of Exeter.


6 x 3 hour sessions, to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

Session 1 Wednesday 9th January 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 2 Wednesday 13th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 3 Wednesday 10th April 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 4 Thursday 25th July 2019* 09:30–17:00 Streatham campus
Session 5 Wednesday 11th September 2019 10:00–16:00 Field Trip
Session 6 Wednesday 23rd October 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus

* Please note that this date has been changed. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Stretham campus.

Meeting point: Physics building reception, Streatham campus

Subject Activity Strand Content

In the Physics subject activity strand, you will get a sense of what it is like to be a physics student, through example lectures, problem classes, and lab experiments. Some of our sessions will look at improving your essential skills for applying to and succeeding at University, such as working on interview skills, presenting skills, and problem solving skills.

You will have opportunities to meet and work with world-leading researchers from our four main research areas of Astronomy, Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials, Biomedical Physics, and Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials.

You will also meet current undergraduates studying Physics who can talk all about why they enjoy Physics and what university life is like.


This subject activity strand has contributions from the following degree programmes:

  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Physics with Astrophysics
  • BSc Mathematics

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for this activity strand, you must be studying Maths at A Level. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 5 out of the 6 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.