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Come and explore the wonders of the universe at the Astrocampus, the University of York’s observatory. We offer evening and daytime openings for secondary school and sixth form groups. An Astrocampus visit can be a stand alone activity or can be part of a wider taster day, including lectures and experimental work. 

Individual sixth form students may also be interested in applying for a Nuffield Research Placement, which can take place on the Astrocampus. 

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Binding Blocks

Discover nuclear physics research with activities centred on an 8m-long representation of the Nuclide Chart, built using over 25,000 LEGO® bricks!

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Online curriculum-linked Nuclear Physics Masterclasses are also available, with options for pre-16 (GCSE or equivalent) and post-16 (A-level or equivalent) students and teachers. 

Register for a Nuclear Physics Masterclass

Work experience

Year 10/11 (GCSE) Science Work Experience

Explore the world of science, technology, engineering and maths with an in-person work experience programme, taking place from Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2023.

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The deadline for applications is 19 March 2023. 

Year 12 physics and engineering work experience

Join us for a specialised programme in physics and/or engineering for year 12 students and explore cutting-edge research and exciting laboratories and facilities. The work experience will take place 24th - 28th July 2023 and consists of four days online and one in person at the University of York.

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The deadline for applications is 19 March 2023. 

Physics Review

Physics Review is a magazine for physics students studying for AS/A-level, Higher, Pre-U, IB or equivalent qualifications. 

Articles in each issue explore physics in situations ranging from everyday applications to frontier research, while regular features by teachers and examiners provide guidance on maths, practical skills and tackling exam questions. The magazine is published four times a year and is available only on subscription from the publishers.


Nuffield Research Placements

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