College students get an insight into studying Physics

A group of Dudley Sixth College students visited the University of Wolverhampton to get an insight into studying Physics.

Fourteen students took part in a lecture in the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Rosalind Franklin Building at the City Campus in Wolverhampton.

They used facilities in one of the University’s recently refurbished laboratories to investigate the inverse square law for gamma radiation.

Dr Fabrice Laussy, recently appointed Director of Studies for the University’s new Applied Physics degree course, said:  “Working in partnership with local schools and colleges is really important for the University.

“Not only does it allow us to showcase our substantial investment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facilities, it gives students and pupils a valuable insight into what life at university can be like – helping them to make choices about their future.”

Eric Jackson, Physics Lecturer at Dudley College, said:  “Practical experience is very important for enhancing learning and this kind of visit is very useful for our students.  One of the things we can’t do on site is to carry out radiation experiments and it’s been a real eye-opener to see, first-hand, what kind of facilities the University offers for STEM subjects.”

Ruth Poole, 18, from Coseley, said:  “It’s good to visit a University because if you’re thinking of doing a science subject it’s good to see it in its surroundings – especially where there is specialist equipment you can use which you might not have where you’re studying.”

The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a new Applied Physics degree course from September 2017.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the course can visit the next Open Day on Saturday 17th June 2017.

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Date Issued: 14th June 2017

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