One of the reasons I chose to study at Southampton was the wide variety of clubs and societies available.
I’ve done so much at Southampton that I never thought I would.
I chose to study at Southampton because the University offers a flagship degree course for top performers to spend a year abroad at CERN.
The year abroad at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston was an amazing experience.
I started two companies whilst here and a charity that was backed and supported by the University itself. I really do believe you learn a lot from STEM subjects which can help you in the business world.
I chose Southampton because when I came to visit I loved the atmosphere of the department.
After this I’m going to Malaysia to do my teaching certificate. Hopefully I’ll bring some of the teaching experiences I’ve had here back to Malaysia.
Shafiq Bin Rasulan
I was keen to study somewhere which would allow me to thrive in all aspects of life so I was really attracted to the way the University balances challenging academics with the student societies and sports teams.
I chose Southampton because I knew it was recognised worldwide for its physics research. It just seemed like an obvious choice.
The placement has been a great opportunity to experience working in a research and development company, and has also provided me with a great topic for my Masters report. It has encouraged me to pursue a future in research physics.
I really like the global community here. As an international student I felt welcomed by the members of the staff and engaged by all the extra-curricular clubs and societies.
The academic atmosphere in the University of Southampton’s Physics department is definitely one of its best features.
Ali Farzaneh Far
The learning environment is well equipped and very professional – as well as being really comfortable and friendly.
I am very excited about the second year of my undergraduate degree, specifically looking forward to the Tenerife field trip, where I will get to work with research grade telescopes for a whole week
Southampton easily became my top choice for studying physics after attending one of their open days
Southampton has boosted my confidence, my independence, and my drive to follow any – and all – interests.
A M Bamford
I came to the University of Southampton because I wanted to attend a research-based institute and to participate in active research during undergraduate study.
The facilities in the Physics and Astronomy department are excellent - very modern, clean and welcoming with well-equipped labs. The astrodomes on the roof are a real highlight and always fun to work in.
The computer suites, fantastic photonics labs and constant support from the teaching staff make the learning environment really positive.
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’!
As a student you get lots of support and there are many opportunities to get involved – there are so many different societies.
I spent my 6-month industrial placement at NKT Photonics, which gave me industry experience that will set me aside from other students, and a valuable insight to how physics is used in industry.
The unique year abroad option was also something I aspired to achieve, so it made Southampton my first choice.
Southampton is a great environment to explore, not only your degree subject, but also any other interests you may have. There are so many societies that almost any interest is catered for and, if it isn’t, you can set up a society for it yourself.
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.
Physics at Southampton is of the highest quality. The lecturers and PhD demonstrators are keen to help you with any difficulties you may have and the University’s facilities have been able to accommodate my every need.
I chose Southampton as it's an all-round university with plenty on offer, both within the course and through extra-curricular activities. It's a great department with fantastic resources and friendly staff, providing wonderful opportunities within a great city.
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.
I was initially drawn to Southampton due to the flexibility of the course. You can choose two optional modules a year throughout the first three years and five modules in your final year. This has been fantastic for me because I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to study.
At Southampton the research we do is cutting edge and we have strong ties with industry and networking opportunities with other institutions.
The staff in the Physics and Astronomy department are top of their research fields. They are involved in a wide range of research topics that means whatever your main interest area is, there are leading experts within the department to develop your knowledge.
The standard of research in both theoretical physics and computational modelling at Southampton is among the best in the UK, and the Lattice Field Theory Group is one of the leading such research groups in the country.
I chose to study at Southampton because the opportunities that the University offers to physics students are exceptional and difficult to find anywhere else.
The lab technicians are the kindest, most helpful people I've met, and are great fun to be around whilst using the lab equipment. I now have an extensive knowledge of lab procedure, and can set up and run my own experiments.
Southampton is, and has been, perfect for me since I moved here in 2011.
I chose the University of Southampton because it’s a great place to study physics and provides incredible opportunities such as the flagship programmes, where you can study at CERN and Harvard.
During my time at Southampton, through studying challenging modules, drawing insight from the more mathematical and computational modules and undertaking research I have proven that I can come up with original solutions to complex problems.
Lidia Gomes Da Silva
An exceptionally high academic standard degree, in an inspiring and friendly department, located in a fantastically serene and beautiful campus! What better place to be and enjoy studying!
The structure of the PhD allows for more than just your project, with the chance to be involved in outreach/demonstrating as well as having regular seminars and lectures which allow you to learn more about astronomy in general.