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Hi =) I've read a lot of threads about U. of Nottingham. Looks like it's a great place to study (i'm international, dont know much about uk schools =P), but I'm wondering how good it is for studying physics. is there a lot of research going on in the university? are they popular for physics?

btw, I apply to imperial, nottingham and birmingham for their physics program. got an offer from nottingham.
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I've got a couple of friends who are physicists and they all seem to enjoy it here. Don't know about the research front, but from what I can tell, physics is well regarded here at Notts
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thanks =) ! btw, how hard do nottingham students study? i mean, are they the nerdy type, or more the party/social type? just wondering...
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thanks =) ! btw, how hard do nottingham students study? i mean, are they the nerdy type, or more the party/social type? just wondering...
My boyfriend is doing physics here at Nottingham.

There's a lot of research going on - one of his lecturers won the Nobel prize for medicine this year for developing a new way of taking brain scans. (somehow related to physics...too hard for me to understand!)
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And there's a whole building dedicated to magnetic resonance research...although I don't think first years can use it.
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cool! thanks, nk.. i wouldnt possibly be able to find out about nottingham by myself. would be too expensive to fly there to visit . actually i've never been to UK either, so any info would be very welcome!!
anybody else..?
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cool! thanks, nk.. i wouldnt possibly be able to find out about nottingham by myself. would be too expensive to fly there to visit . actually i've never been to UK either, so any info would be very welcome!!
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Other than looking at the uni website there's not a lot more info I can give you about physics here! Although feel free to PM me and I'll ask my boyfriend about it

There's some other threads on here about Notts at the moment, so read them if you want more general info (although try and ignore people's negative comments - you won't get 'cut up' for being black and it's not full of people with guns.... :rolleyes: )

Va va voom who posts here is hopefully studying at Notts next year - she's from Japan and has visited England before to see her grandmother who lives in London. You could always PM her for an outsider's view on the UK.
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haha.. thanks a lot nk! i've checked the uni's website, but need other people's views as well =)
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btw, I apply to imperial, nottingham and birmingham for their physics program. got an offer from nottingham.
I'm at Birmingham doing Physics, so if you want to know anything about what it's like, ask .
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Va va voom who posts here is hopefully studying at Notts next year - she's from Japan and has visited England before to see her grandmother who lives in London. You could always PM her for an outsider's view on the UK.
Hee heee thanx for the recommendation .NK! Yes plz feel free to PM me I love messages .
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As there are at any uni, there are both 'studious' and 'going out' types.

Any questions about Notts, feel free to ask (3rd year medic)
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I'm at Birmingham doing Physics, so if you want to know anything about what it's like, ask .
thank you so much everybody!

i have lots of questions =) [about physics in birmingham (for Nylex), nottingham, or imperial. any of them]
how do you find it?
do the professors teach? (i mean, i heard from a friend who go to US that at some schools, lots of courses are taught by teaching assistants/grad students. how is it there?)
how about research?

just some random question... is physics a popular subject? how about the male:female ratio?
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thank you so much everybody!

i have lots of questions =) [about physics in birmingham (for Nylex), nottingham, or imperial. any of them]
how do you find it?
do the professors teach? (i mean, i heard from a friend who go to US that at some schools, lots of courses are taught by teaching assistants/grad students. how is it there?)
how about research?

just some random question... is physics a popular subject? how about the male:female ratio?
At Nottingham it's the professors that teach for physics (I understand what you mean though - in philosophy I have postgraduates teaching my seminar groups). Apparently there's a rather nasty female mechanics lecturer...but other than that I've heard good things about them the teaching staff.

Physics at Nottingham is as popular as any other course here and far too oversubscribed! I thought there would be a high male to female ratio but my boyfriend assures me it's pretty equal...but he may just be saying that! A lot of the girls seem to be doing joint honours, e.g. physics with astronomy, medicine or a european language, so I guess in second and third years (if you're doing straight physics) the boy to girl ratio in some lectures will change.
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.NK! thank you so much! I might want to go to Nottingham in the end. i think from what you and others said, I'll like the place.

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.NK! thank you so much!
Glad I could help
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