For a list of all upcoming events until Christmas with dates, download our flyer here.
17th October: Laser Quest
Our first non-drinking event is on it's way! On Wednesday 17th October we will be heading to Quasar Nottingham for an exclusive 2 hour session of Laser Quest including a free soft drink and a mini tournament! We have managed to get you tickets for only £7 each (when a standard Wednesday student price ticket would be £8 each excluding the free drink - what a bargain!).
We will meet at the venue but for any first years who don't know how to get there please message us and we can set up having some committee members meet them on campus to get a bus there!
GET YOUR TICKETS FAST AS WE WILL SELL OUT!
Find tickets here, on sale from 5pm on 3rd October.
14th-17th December: PhysSoc vs ChemSoc Invade Berlin
Hey PhysSoc! It's that time of year again, and we're about ready to start advertising our much anticipated annual December trip! This year we'll be heading to Berlin (arguably the most Christmassy place on Earth) with our friends over at ChemSoc.
Tickets this year cost £194 for PhysSoc members, and include:
* Return coach travel
* 2 nights accommodation at a fantastic hostel located right in the heart of Berlin - including breakfast each morning
* A bar crawl taking us through the best Berlin has to offer, with entry to one of Berlin's best clubs to top it all off
* A night at a traditional German Hofbrauhaus - giving us a chance to sample some of their famous beer
If that wasn't enough (because I know how much we all love Physics), PhysSoc will be heading over to the Zeiss Großplanetarium - one of the largest modern stellar theatres in Europe - to watch an immersive show taking us on a journey through the Solar System.
And if once again, that wasn't enough, you'll also have plenty of free time to explore one of the greatest cities in Europe. Why not check out the Berlin Wall or the Cathedral while you're there? And definitely don't miss out on the Christmas markets!
Be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page as *****TICKETS GO LIVE ON THE 5th OCT***** and we'll be updating it with information on how to get them very soon. We'll also be hosting an information evening with FREE PIZZA shortly after term starts up (date TBC).
If you have any questions just drop us a message or come and visit us at the Welcome Fair where the committee will be around to tell you everything you need to know.
2nd October: £1 Bar Crawl
It's the start of another year of Physsoc so, of course, how could we start off better than with our infamous £1 bar crawl!
We will be taking you to some of the best bars in Nottingham and ending at Baa Bar where we have hired the balcony exclusively for Physsoc!
FREE SHOT AT ALL BARS (excluding our meeting point at Mooch).
8:30 Get bus into town
11:00 Baa Bar
16th-19th June: CERN Trip
Hi PhysSoc! Once again we're proud to announce we'll be running our prize-winning trip to Geneva, to visit CERN. We'll be going after summer exams, but before summer term ends, from 16th-19th June.
We'll be flying from London Gatwick, and will have coaches taking us from campus to Gatwick on the 16th and back on the 19th. If you'll already be around London, just let us know and you can meet us at the airport.
We're doing it a bit different this year and staying in a hotel rather than a hostel, but we've managed to get the price to match last year's, so you're in for a luxury trip for a cheap price! (The rooms have en-suites. We're excited). Don't worry, there's a communal area in the hotel so there's still room for being sociable and hanging out as a group!
Tickets will be £235. Deposits of £100 go on sale on Monday 19th February at 6:30pm, and the deadline for these will be Monday 5th March. You must be a PhysSoc member to buy a deposit! There's only 30 spaces, and we anticipate them to sell out very quickly, so get yours ASAP! When tickets sell out, we'll post a waiting list, so sign up to that if you miss out, as drop outs do happen, so you may still have a chance of coming along!
11th June: Boat Party
The end of the academic year is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate exams finishing than with a party... on a boat!!
We’ll be providing transport from Uni park (and also a pickup in lenton for you older years) to the boat, where we will set sail at 7:30pm for a 3 hour cruise down the river Trent, aboard which you will be provided a hot meal, literally as much booze/non-alcoholic alternative as you can possibly drink, (yes really, it’s an open bar) and a lit DJ to help us party the night away.
After the boat cruise ends we will be picked up again and taken into town where we’ll party away what’s left of the night at our official after party! (More details to be announced soon.)
TICKETS ARE £25 FOR MEMBERS AND £28 FOR NON-MEMBERS.
A LINK TO BUY YOUR TICKET ON THE SU WEBSITE WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!
The dress code is FORMAL - we haven’t had a formal event yet this year so what better time to get dressed up in your gladrags and get Raj to take some snaps of you and your squad looking all fancy. #NewCoverPhoto
11th June: PhysSoc BBQ
Exams are over, the holidays are near, and you want that sour taste of relativity out of your mouth, what better way to get rid of it with a FREE BARBECUE!!
Come to the grass area outside of Physics, 11-3pm on the 11th of June, for a feast of burgers, hot dogs, salads, drinks and treats, while considering your dietary requirements so that everyone can join in!
Expect sun, liquid nitrogen cooled drinks and summer games, and hundreds of you eager to celebrate.
21st March: AGM and Elections
It's that time of year again...the time when the old committee passes the mantle to the new one.
On Wednesday 21st March in C4 Physics Building, between 3pm and 5pm, PhysSoc will be holding its annual general meeting and holding elections to elect a new committee. Please read all of the information below as it is important!
***THERE WILL BE PIZZA ***
Nomination submissions will open on Thursday 8th March at 9am and will run through to the 21st March.
The following roles are available and will be elected in the following order. If you don't get elected for one role on the day, you can run for another role, provided it is in the order below. E.g. you can run for General Secretary on the day if you originally ran for Treasurer.
- President (we ideally require a years' worth of experience on a PhysSoc committee prior, but if not applicable to all candidates then anyone can run)
- General Secretary
- Male Social Secretary
- Female Social Secretary
- Trip Secretary
- Sports Secretary
- Media Secretary - if applying for this role you will need to show some sort of portfolio/work with camera/video equipment.
- Publicity Secretary
You can only vote in the elections if you attend on the day. Candidates willing to put themselves forward for election will have to submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will then publish them on our SU website.
- Your Name
- A picture of yourself
- The year you're in
- The position you are running for
- Approximately 200 words as to why you want to run for committee.
You'll also need to make a speech on the day for about 2 minutes as to why you would be suited to that position, and you'll need to be a PhysSoc member.
8th March: Mad Scientist #2
On Thursday 8st March, the battle will commmence for us to retain our title of Nottingham’s greatest science...
We end our battle at the UoN Night at Pom Pom - YOYO THURSDAYS.
It’s going to be huge, and to prevent any friendly fire PhysSoc will be wearing GALAXY print or come in all black and we will cover you in our special glitter and stars!
The bars that will decide your fate are:
23:00 Pom Pom
Tickets are only £6 and gets you:
- Free entry to all bars and venues
- Free shot in every bar (with first drink purchased)
- Entry to Pom Pom
- PhysSoc glitter and stars
There comes a time when every man and woman must ask not what their society can do for them but what they can do for their society. That day is now upon us, as the scientists take to the streets to once again do battle until only one science remains as the best science in Nottingham – The Mad Scientist Bar Crawl ????
7th March: Playzone
Another one of our yearly sell-out events is here! Join us for a world of ball pits, trampolines, vertical slides, carpet sledding and otherwise pure fun in our trip to PlayZone!
Coaches set off from Portland at 6pm on Wednesday the 7th of March and returns us at 10:30pm, just enough time to leave practice from sports before and return to the sesh at Crisis after! Tickets are £9 for PhysSoc members, or £12 for non-members. Tickets being released later this week (and they sell out FAST!)
The venue itself has food and drinks available, but you're welcome to bring snacks along, and it's best to bring your long comfies, tracksuits and leggings with you (or else ask Roden how he enjoyed his 1/2 meter long friction burn last year)!
28th February: Science on Ice
PhysSoc and BioSoc join with the Ice Skating Society to bring you a society first ice skating social! The whole National Ice Center at Motor Point Arena is booked out just for us, and we have the opportunity to take part in lessons if wanted.
Tickets are cheaper than standard and are inclusive of skate hire, at only £4.50 per person! Worried you can't skate (don't worry, neither can we)? Well no problem, the Ice Skating Society is offering lessons, prices TBC.
Come along and enjoy yourself, be with your friends and even meet new people from other societies! Food and drink is also available at the venue, or otherwise at nearby shops. Tickets will be sold on the SU webpage, we'll provide you with a link soon!
22nd February: PhysSoc Quiz
We’re holding another one of our quizzes and it’s not an event to be missed! As usual we’ll be providing questions on a range of topics - including a specialist round decided by the winners of last term’s quiz!
Entry is £1 per person for PhysSoc members (£2 each for non-members) and there is a maximum team size of 6 PEOPLE (any groups larger than 6 will be split up into two smaller groups.)
Get a team together and then send us an email at email@example.com telling us the names of your team members and your team name (there’ll be a prize for best team name so get creative!)
29th January: End of Exams Bar Crawl
Nobody likes exams, it's just a fact of life that they're literally the worst. So if there was ever something to celebrate, it's exams being over!
We're hosting one of our usual nights of antics, but with a twist! as much as we love those usual bar crawl places, (looking at you, squares), we thought we'd change it up a little bit and try a few new places. Keep your eyes peeled on the event page for more route info!
Because we're kind like that, wristbands are only £1 and that gets you free shots with your first drink in each bar!
More info about ticket sales will be announced soon on this event page, click "attending" to be the first to be in the know.
15th-18th December: PhysSoc vs BioSoc: Prague Invasion
Two of the biggest science rival societies, PHYSSOC and BIOSOC, are going on tour as we fly off to invade PRAGUE this December! We have a lot in store for our members to celebrate the end of the first term and 2017… from two bar crawls with discounted drinks, to a visit to the Prague observatory/zoo.
To find out more we’ll be having an INFO EVENING (with free pizza!) on Monday 9th October @ 7:30pm in the Physics Building - B1, before tickets go on sale on Wednesday 11th October.
12th December: Department Christmas Party
Christmas is nearly here and that means it's time for the annual Physics Department Christmas Party!
All students, postgrads and staff are invited to come along and enjoy pizza, snacks and soft drinks. This is a great event for just chilling out at the end of term and to listen to some festive tunes!
The event will be held in C14 from 4-6pm. The pizza will be arriving in two batches at different times, so don't worry if you have a lecture during the first hour!
Cheesey Christmas jumpers are encouraged!
30th November: Star Wars Film Night
“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...”
PhysSoc are holding a film night in Coates road auditorium on Thursday 30/11 - big thanks to everyone for voting in the polls and you decided that we’re going to be watching episode V: the empire strikes back!
This event is free, we will be providing munchies for everyone so please come along and bring all of your friends to Coates road auditorium at 6:30pm!
23rd November: Mad Scientist
It's that time of year again... time for physics to prove itself as the best science of them all!
We'll be taking on biology, chemistry, biochemistry, maths, neuroscience, and computer science to show that we belong at the top!
We'll be starting in baa bar for a PhysSoc only meet up, then we will join the rest of the sciences in squares, then we're heading to Yates' and Bierkeller before we finish in the one and only Rock city!
Baa bar: 7:30pm
Tickets are £6 and include a free shot in every bar as well as entry to rock city.
More information about route/timings and ticket sales will be posted on the event page, so click going/interested so you don't miss out!
3rd November: White T-shirt Bar Crawl
It's that time of year again... PhysSoc are going to OCEAN!!!
We're decking you out with plain white physsoc tees, marker pens, stickers, glitter and more - we want to see your creative side and not a single blank t shirt by ocean!
We'll be meeting at mooch at 7pm, we'll get the bus into town by 7:30ish - we will announce the bar crawl route on this page - click going to keep up to date with the info - and we'll be arriving at ocean by 10pm.
It's £8.50 for members and £9.50 for non-members, which includes your t shirt, a free shot in each bar and OCEAN ENTRY!!!
Tickets will be on sale ONLINE ON THE SU WEBSITE so keep tabs on this facebook event to get the info as soon as it's announced - this event always sells out so get yours quickly!
31st October: Meet the Lecturers
Hello all UoN Physics students!
PhysSoc are bringing you the opportunity to get to know some of your lecturers in an informal setting (with snacks!). The session will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 31st October in B23 Physics. Come along and have a chat with some of the staff from the Physics Department. This is a great opportunity to get to know your lecturers a bit better, and to ask more about their areas of research.
This event is open to all year groups and for all students studying any of the physics courses here at UoN.
The lecturers who are attending include,
Mike Merrifield (astronomy)
Sue Francis (medical physics)
Omar Almaini (astronomy)
Mark Fromhold (cold atoms)
Tony Padilla (cosmology)
Oleg Makarovsky (semiconductor physics)
Thomas Fernholz (cold atoms)
Peter Beton (nanophysics)
Andrew Armour (quantum physics)
Clare Burrage (theoretical physics)
TBC - Simon Dye (astronomy)
18th October: PhysSoc Quiz
We're holding a quiz in the Pope building, where the topics could be about anything! Bring your friends along for the chance to win some great prizes including some of our rad PhysSoc galaxy tees and more ?
Entry is only £1 per person, teams are a maximum of 6, message the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of people who are in your team ??
3rd October: 0.45kg Bar Crawl
Hey PhysSoc! Welcome to the first social event of the year. We've got a great line up of bars for you, starting at Mooch in the Portland Building at 8pm! We'll be taking the 34 bus into the city from there, to make sure you all find your way to the bars! You'll be able to spot PhysSoc committee members by our galaxy tees if you need any assistance on the night! Route: Mooch, Filthy's, Lloyds, Baa Bar.