Tag Archives: Physics and Astronomy

Rijuta J – AGGS School Physicist of the Year 2018 (SPOTY)

Rijuta, Physicist of the year 2018Rijuta J was nominated by the physics department to be the award winner for the AGGS School Physicist of the Year 2018 (SPOTY). SPOTY celebrates the talent of exceptional students studying physics in local schools.

On behalf of The University of Manchester and The Ogden Trust, she was invited to the School of Physics & Astronomy, Schuster Building, University of Manchester on Tuesday 10th July to celebrate her achievements.

Below is the statement that was read out during the ceremony:
“Rijuta is a true physicist from an early age winning the STEM club challenge in year 7. More recently, She achieved one of the top scores in her school physics examination and in the 2018 national physics Olympiad. She entered national competitions including talent 2030 – women in engineering where her group designed underwater turbines and was part of the team that achieved a bronze in the national cadets roller coaster challenge competition. The physics department at AGGS are extremely proud of her.”

Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy Open Days

Physics Taster Day for Year 12 Students

Thursday 30 March 2017

Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like? Join us as an undergraduate student for the day!  You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon!


Physics Summer School for Year 11 Students

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July 2017

Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school for Year 11 students where you’ll get a chance take part in lectures, perform hands-on lab experiments and live in University of Leeds halls of residence.


Physics Work Experience Week for Year 12 Students

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July 2017

Throughout the week, you will experience what it’s like to work in the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting academics and students, learning about current research carried out within the School.  At the end, you’ll present your research to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a conference-style event.  You’ll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work – all while working in an academic setting.


Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at e.mcneill@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 4065 for more information.