Year 12 Girls Problem Solving Day

Date: 
21 Apr 2017 -
9:30am to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

Aims

The Year 12 Girls Problem Solving Day is an event aimed at encouraging young women to study physical sciences (Physics / Maths / Chemistry / Engineering) at university. The workshop aims to develop each student's confidence and problem solving skills in a core area of physics by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations. Students will be guided through the problem solving process, and will solve a range of unusual problems with help and guidance. The day will include:

  • A problem-solving Isaac Physics vectors workshop;
  • A chance to meet female physicists from throughout the department;
  • Talks about current research in the department;
  • A chance to see the undergraduate labs;
  • A University of Oxford admissions talk.

All refreshments on the day are provided.

Target Audience

All girls in UK Yr 12 (or equivalent) interested in studying Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, or Engineering at university are welcome to apply. In the case of the event being over-subscribed, priority will be given to local state, non-selective schools. You will be informed whether you have been selected by the 7th April 2017.

How to Apply

You must apply by the deadline of Friday 31st March 2017. To be considered, you must be studying towards, or have achieved, an A-Level (or an equivalent) in Mathematics and Physics (aiming to achieve A* to B grades). Click here to register your interest.

For more information contact: 

isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk (please include 'Year 12 Girls Day 2017 enquiry' in the subject line)