Physics comes under the spotlight for North-east pupils

Physics comes under the spotlight for North-east pupils

The University of Aberdeen will this week host four laboratory sessions for students of Advanced Higher Physics as part of an initiative designed to help sixth year secondary school pupils with their studies.

The week’s laboratory days on optical science are intended to give school students the opportunity to carry out practical experiments that are not always possible in their own school, in addition to experiencing the higher education environment first hand.

The Department of Physics has developed the programme with local teachers groups.

Dr John Reid, Head of Physics, a team of research staff and current University students will facilitate the laboratory sessions. Dr Reid explained: "Physics is relevant to so much science and medicine these days that we're glad we can provide the expertise and facilities at the University of Aberdeen to help the senior students by holding these four Physics sessions."

It is expected that over 130 school students and more than 20 North-east teachers will attend the sessions over the four days. Participants will come from local Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire schools, as well as groups from further afield, including Moray, Highland and the Orkney Isles also taking part.

Seema Miah, Project Officer,said: "We are very pleased with the positive response to these events from schools. We are looking forward to welcoming the school students and staff to the University of Aberdeen and we hope that students and teachers will find the laboratory sessions beneficial and enriching."

The event has been arranged jointly by CPD Services at the University and the S6 Enhancement Unit, which was set up in 2002 with the principal aim of supporting sixth year pupils studying Advanced Highers.

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