Taster Day

The next Physics Taster Day that was occuring on  Tuesday 31 March 2020 has been CANCELLED due to proactive measures being taken by the University for the COVID-19 virus.

Our next event is planned for November 2020 and those who had a place on the March 2020 event will be given priority attendance.


This is a great opportunity for students studying both Maths and Physics at A-level to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event.

This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided.

Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at e.mcneill@leeds.ac.uk for more information.

Bookings are now closed for the Taster Day on 31 March 2020. The next one will occur in November 2020 with bookings opening at the beginning of September.

What are the requirements for the Taster Day?

You must be in Year 12 or 13 and studying both Physics and Maths at A-level.

Where does the Taster Day take place?

Activities will be held in the School of Physics and Astronomy on the University of Leeds campus.  Participants will be responsible for travel to the University, though travel bursaries are available to students who meet Access to Leeds criteria.

What are the planned activities?

You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon.

What are the timings of the Taster Day?

A sample itinerary for the Taster Day is below.

10:15   Arrival on campus
10:30   Welcome & University-level Lecture
12:00   Lunch
13:00   Undergraduate Lab Session
14:30   Departure

Are there travel bursaries available?

Travel bursaries are available to students who meet Access to Leeds criteria.