Welcome to SEPnet. Whether you know us as the South East Physics Network, or the consortium of seven world-class universities that's changing the face of physics, explore more about how we're leading the way with high quality research, teaching and outreach activities.
Meet the people that are bringing SEPnet to life, discover more about our impressive reputation and study opportunities, and engage with our innovative programmes that bring the excitement of physics to students, teachers and employers alike. SEPnet is also the home of the European Masters in Physics (MSc) - your opportunity to enjoy the European method of study in the UK with compressed fees.
Call for Employers to Submit Student Projects for SEPnet Summer Placements in 2014!
Could your business benefit from a bright and enthusiastic physics undergraduate this summer? As part of the SEPnet Summer Internship Scheme we have a number of bursaries available to sponsor physics undergraduate students to conduct research or complete a project as work experience for a period of eight weeks during their summer break. Successful students receive a bursary of £2,000 to cover their expenses for the placement period. If you have a placement project which you think would be suitable for a physics student, visit here and click on the registration form to submit your project.
We are very keen to hear from employers who are able to fully fund or match-fund placements so we can increase the number of placements available to students. If you are an employer able to fund a placement, please click on the link above to register your project. Funded projects which meet our criteria and are fully or match-funded by employers will automatically be selected. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or for further information.
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50 SEPnet summer placement students celebrate their achievements at the Royal Institution!
On 20th November, 50 physics students from Kent, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey and Sussex presented posters for their summer placement projects at the recent Annual SEPnet Students' Expo. 150 students, employers and academics heard from Charlotte Massey of Ultra Electronics and Miguel Carrasco and Cristina Guisca of NPL on the benefit of placements for developing students' employability skills and career choice.
Jim Al-Khalili, BBC presenter and Professor of Science Communication at Surrey, gave a keynote address on how to achieve a balanced career and presented copies of his book 'Paradox' as prizes to students who presented the best posters. Prize winners included Charlie Walker, Nicola Abraham, Azaria Coupe, James Cook, Amy Ennion and Jenny Vibert.
Students had an opportunity to network with employers and exhibitors included IOP, QinetiQ, Space Internship Network (SpIN), Selex ES, TeachFirst and Ultra Electronics.
Guests who attended were impressed with what the students had achieved during their placements and their presentations. One careers adviser summed it up by saying 'the students did really well and, once again, it accentuated the huge range of careers that physicists can consider'.
Read Azaria Coupe of University of Southampton’s blog account about her experience of the day here: http://azariacoupe.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/sepnet-students-speedy-sixty-second-science/
The South East Physics network (SEPnet) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have announced their plans to invest £13.1 million pounds to sustain physics undergraduate and postgraduate teaching provision, and world class research facilities, staff and doctoral training over the five years up to 2018.
SEPnet is delighted to announce that the University of Hertfordshire and The Open University are to join the network. The University of Reading is to join as an Associate member.
To learn more visit here.
On 8th July 2013 SEPnet celebrated the launch of its next phase with a reception in the Members' Dining Room at Parliament.
A glimpse into our diverse portfolio of ACM research and the world-class facilities that support it.
Making new connections between experiment and theory through the NExT Institute.
Explore research with SEPnet-Astro, from planetary science to astrophysics and cosmology.