Sixth Form Outreach
The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation works with key stage 5 physics students in the local region and beyond.
Physics Taster Day
The University of Portsmouth offers a Physics Taster Day for Year 12 students, that combines cosmology activities (formerly the ICG Cosmology Masterclass) with medical physics activities. During the cosmology part of the event, participants attend talks about the cutting-edge research carried out at the ICG, participate in a ‘meet a physicist’ speed networking activity, and find out more about the many career paths open to a physicist.
Two Physics Taster Days are held each year at the University, booked through the Education Liaison and Outreach Team. However, a scaled-down version of the cosmology part of the day can also be brought to colleges in the local area (e.g. the Isle of Wight) if there is a large enough audience.
Members of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation are available to visit your school or college to give a talk to Year 12 and/or 13 physics students. These talks can be tailored to support the physics course content, expose the students to physics beyond the specification, or encourage the students to consider studying physics at University. Recent talk topics have included “Big is Beautiful: Studying the Universe”, “Studying physics at University”, and “What can I do with a physics degree?”.