School Students and Teachers

Considering studying physics at university?

The nine universities in the South-East of England that make up SEPnet provide a wide range of physics courses leading to three-year BSc (Hons) and four year MPhys degrees. A sizeable fraction of physics graduates then move on to postgraduate study, taking MSc, MPhil and PhD degrees, while others go straight into employment upon graduation.

SEPnet’s network of specialist Employer Engagement Officers for physics, based at each of the SEPnet universities, provide students with careers guidance throughout their course, assisting with career planning and job applications. Building on its region-wide links with physics employers, SEPnet operates a competitive paid placement scheme during the summer holidays, providing opportunities for students to put their physics training to practical use between their second and third year of study, and to gain valuable physics work experience prior to applying for jobs or postgraduate places in their final year.

Applications to study physics at SEPnet universities are considered independently by each of the universities, and students should apply through the usual channels (in most cases via UCAS for UK/EU students, and via the individual universities’ admissions sites in the case of international students). (You can also click on the universities’ logos below to be taken to their physics websites.)

Teaching physics in the South-East of England?

SEPnet’s Outreach and Public Engagement programme provides a range of support for teachers of physics across the South East of England. Physics Outreach Officers, based at each of the SEPnet universities, have jointly developed and jointly deliver a range of schools outreach activities. Many Outreach Officers also work with the Ogden Trust; providing CPD for teachers of physics. SEPnet and the Ogden Trust are independent, but work closely together.