We are the student-run society called PhysSoc and this year we will be there to make sure you enjoy your time at the university and make new friends with physics students across all of the years. We will be doing this by organising a wide range of fun socials and encouraging you to play for our sports teams. But to make sure you remember what degree you’re studying, we will be planning a number of curricular activities such as guest lectures and trips to places of interest in the world of physics.
A wide range of socials will take place this year to give you a chance to get away from your studies and relax with your fellow physicists. We will be organising events which have been successful in the past such as laser quest, paintball, film nights, boat parties, barbeques and bar crawls!
This year we are proud to be sponsored by Student Clubber and Teach first.
More info about all events can be found on the PhysSoc Nottingham facebook page; http://goo.gl/pBYHa
PhysSoc will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting physics projects and facilities around the world. We will be running one main trip this year: a 3-day trip to CERN in Geneva at Easter.
The CERN trip will run around the 11th April 2013 with one day spent visiting one of the most talked about places in the world of physics and another day looking around one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. After being voted Best University Trip by the Students Union in 2009, it’s definitely a trip not to miss out on!
PhysSoc will also be running a number of day trips throughout the year. The first trip will be to the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, which is home to the UK's national radio astronomy facility and the world-famous Lovell Telescope.
Sport has been one of the society’s greatest successes in recent years and we hope this year won’t be any different. We will be running football and rugby again as they have proved to be hugely popular among our members in the past two years, but we will also be participating in netball, tennis and squash for the first time this year in order to get more members involved in sport. If none of those sports take your fancy, feel free to suggest to the committee any sports you’d like to see the society do and we will try and generate enough interest in order to start up a team. Playing sport for PhysSoc not only makes sure you get some exercise but it also a great way to make friends from other years which is very useful if you’re struggling with some work and need to ask someone who has been there and done it. If you are interested in playing for our wonderfull sports teams please join the appropriate Facebook groups:
Racket Sports: http://www.facebook.com/groups/287010164741388/
If you have always been a keen star gazer or you would like to learn more about astronomy then PhysSoc is there to help. We will be organising a number of events throughout the year where we will be observing astronomical events with the naked eye or with the School of Physics telescope. We will be providing free training sessions on how to use the telescope and details of these training sessions will be available later this year.
A number of lecturers from the School of Physics and outside speakers will be giving a variety of talks throughout the year on a wide range of physics topics and how they became involved in the work they do. Over the past year we have enjoyed lectures on nanotechnology, working in academia and ultra-cold atoms. As an added bonus, we always provide free beer and donuts after each lecture.