Physics Department Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3 What kind of

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Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
What kind of activities are available?
(Can’t form part of formal assessment )
• Consolidation/Preparation for next year
• Transferable skills activities
• Careers/employability activities
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
1st Year cohort 2010/11
 Pre-sessional Maths (3 hours in week 8)
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
1st Year cohort 2010/11
 Pre-sessional Maths (3 hours in week 8)
 Transferable skills training (1 hour in week 9)
How to create
a presentation
How to deliver
a presentation
How to
handle nerves
How to work
in a team
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
1st Year cohort 2010/11
 Pre-sessional Maths (3 hours in week 8)
 Transferable skills training (1 hour in week 9)
 Thinking like a Physicist challenge (1 hour in week 9)
Thinking like a Physicist challenge
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
1st Year cohort 2010/11
 Pre-sessional Maths (3 hours in week 8)
 Transferable skills training (1 hour in week 9)
 Thinking like a Physicist challenge (1 hour in week 9)
• Students split into teams of five and asked to answer one question in
detail and have a go at the others.
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
1st Year cohort 2010/11
130 students
 Pre-sessional Maths (3 hours in week 8)
111 students
 Transferable skills training (1 hour in week 9)
 Thinking like a Physicist (1 hour in week 9)
 Conference (5 hours in week 10)
113 students
102 students
68 students
• Each team answers their question within a 10 minute presentation.
• Audience discusses approach.
• Prize for best two individuals (British Science Festival tickets).
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
2nd Year cohort 2011/12
 Career development activities in weeks 8 and 9
• Using the Employability Tutorial as the framework and lectures to
summarise and consolidate material.
Physics Department
Weeks 8-10 activities in term 3
2nd Year cohort 2011/12
 Career development activities in weeks 8 and 9
• Using the Employability Tutorial as the framework and lectures to
summarise and consolidate material.
 Teamwork and leadership activities in weeks 9 and 10
• To provide basic exposure to leadership activities.
• To identify personal strengths.
Behaviour
Informing
Directing
Clarifying
Persuading
Collaborating
Envisioning
Reflecting
Observing
Disciplining
Resolving
Praising
% of time spent on each behaviour
Ideally the % of time you would devote to each behaviour

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