We are PhysSoc - The University of Nottingham's Physics society. We're one of the largest and most active societies at UoN and the biggest and most active Physics society in the UK. We aim to make sure your time here in Nottingham is the best it can possibly be by running a huge range of events, trips (local and international), skills sessions, socials, sports teams, telescope training sessions, public outreach, careers & employability events, and more.
To keep up to date with eveything PhysSoc you can follow our social media pages or contact us here:
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NottinghamPhysSoc
Email: OS-PhysSoc@nottingham.ac.uk (or find separate committee member email addresses here)
Twitter @PhysSocNotts: www.twitter.com/PhysSocNotts
Instagram @physsoc: www.instagram.com/physsoc
Snapchat @physsoc: www.snapchat.com/add/physsoc
or use our snapcode!
We also run Facebook groups for the different years of study, where we post about events relevant to you, and you can post to discuss course (or other) matters with your peers. Please join yours below.
Second year group
Third year group
Fourth year group
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. These include bar crawls, boat parties, BBQs, ice-skating and many more! We do our best to provide something for everyone.
Photos from some of our best events can be seen below:
More info about all events can be found on the PhysSoc Nottingham facebook page.
PhysSoc run two annual trips. The first is a city break, with past locations including Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. These trips provide an excellent chance to visit some of the best spots in Europe! Some photos from our most recent trip to Amsterdam in 2019 can be seen below.
The second is a trip to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2018, this won the award for "Best Trip", and for good reason! As well as giving you a chance to explore the beautiful city of Geneva, we also visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a rite of passage for every budding Physicist. Some photos from our most recent trip to CERN can be seen below.
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, hockey, netball and rugby again as they have proved to be hugely popular among our members in the past years. 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. Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of their level of interest and ability. To find out more about sports check out our sports facebook page, here.
If you have always been a keen star gazer or you would like to learn more about astronomy then PhysSoc is here 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 details on how members can be trained in using the telescope to use in their own time soon here, and on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out!
Also, if you're particularly keen on telescopes, our Astro Sec position is currently open. FInd out more here.
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. As an added bonus, we always provide free refreshments after the lecture, and a chance to talk to the lecturer.
They run from 5:00pm to about 5:50pm, on occasional Thursdays, and are mandatory for all first year Physics students (though everybody is welcome!). To find about more about any upcoming talks, visit our facebook page: