Physics undergraduate wins Student of the Year Award
Congratulations to Nick Kay who is the Winner of the Best Physics Student of the Year SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Award!
The Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Student of the Year Awards, is a prestigious event supported by industry and institutions recognising the achievements of some of the brightest undergraduates in Europe, with the Physics category judged jointly by IoP and the National Physics Laboratory.
Nick is the second MPhys project student supervised by Oleg Kolosov nominated for such an award (only three students from all UK Physics departments are shortlisted annually) with Andrew Hoyle being the first Lancaster Physics student receiving a nomination in 2010.
Congratulations also to Ben Robinson from Kolosov's group who helped to co-supervise Nick during his MPhys project.
There was stiff competition this year from Cambridge and St Andrews but Nick came top of all UK Physics Departments. In addition, he is the first student from Lancaster University to win such an award in any science, engineering and technology category so this is an outstanding achievement!
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Lancaster University physicists have welcomed the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert.
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Professor Henning Schomerus is quoted in The Guardian (26 July) on writing a personal statement for admissions.
Many physics undergrad hopefuls mention a lot of the same books, or say they read the New Scientist, says Professor Henning Schomerus, physics admissions tutor at Lancaster University. "This wouldn't put me off, but I would probably more or less ignore it," he says. If you want to talk about a journal you read, pick out an article and discuss why it interests you.
Be specific. If The Big Bang Theory sparked your interest in physics, explain why. Schomerus, for instance, likes the episode where Sheldon takes a job as an unpaid waiter to try to discover how electrons move through graphene - it's an area he's done research in.
"Make the statement truly personal," he says.
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