I think I may be slightly different to your standard physics student, it isn’t the ‘unknowns’ and the ‘unanswered questions’ about physics that really excite me, it’s actually the fundamental ‘knowns’!
The opportunities I have had at Southampton to start and run societies, along with public engagement activities, have afforded me the skills to make my ambitions seem attainable.
I would definitely recommend Southampton to any prospective students as the available facilities, the knowledge of staff, coupled with the student facilities onsite, make for a great atmosphere where there is always something happening.
Southampton is, and has been, perfect for me since I moved here in 2011.
I did a lot of optics demonstrations working as an outreach demonstrator with the travelling The Light Express laser show, which performs shows for GCSE students.
Tom Jefferson Brain
As I am nearing the end of my PhD I am looking for jobs outside of physics, but the opportunities I have had through my teaching scholarship and the wide range of skills I have been able to develop through the course of my PhD will be very useful.