Physics, Schools, Secondary

Join Our 2021 Online Summer Schools

For the fifth year, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy are running a summer school for AS level students interested in studying Physics at University. This year, as in 2020, the summer school will run online, from Monday 7th to Friday 18th June.

We are excited to announce that the summer school will take place online via the learning experience platform, Aula. Aula brings students, staff, and educators together in a digital environment that encourages interaction and collaboration.

As in previous years, the summer school will give year 12 students a taste of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University through talks, activities and Q&As with staff and students and will cover topics such as:

  • Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Medical Physics
  • Physics

There will be a maximum of 5 hours work each week which will be a mixture of individual tasks to be completed at students’ own pace and collaborative tasks with other attendees. Weekly timetables will look like:

If you are interested, please apply using this application form by midnight Wednesday 2nd June.

Please note:

  • In the case of over subscription places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Attendees to the summer school will require access to the internet. The Aula platform is available both in browser and as an app, but the user experience may be optimal on a laptop or desktop computer.

Testimonials and Evaluation of previous online Summer and Easter Schools

“It was really fun and enlightening and now I’m even more determined to go to uni to study Physics.”

“You won’t regret doing it”

“It was great, and online collaboration was well organised”

“I enjoyed the summer school a lot- the videos were very informative and the activities were engaging.”

Testimonials and Evaluation of previous in-person events

“An overall great experience with plenty to have to say for my CV”
“Really good few days”
“Amazing workshop, would definitely recommend”
 – 2019 evaluation

100% of participants rated the event 4 or 5 out of 5, and would recommend it to other students
62% of participants reported being more likely to study physics at University
– 2018 evaluation