I'm curious about what physics admissions seem to like in your PS/interview related to physics.
Here's what I've got/have planned so far:
- I've read every pop sci book known to man
- going to Sutton trust this summer
- went to a public physics lecture in January, another coming up this month
- hoping to take the UKMC and physics Olympiad next year
What else can I do to show my interest and aptitude for physics?
Also, how do you think I stand with my current list of 'achievements', so to speak.
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Last edited by User990473; 10-03-2013 at 20:51.
- 10-03-2013 20:50
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(Original post by flavius11)
- 11-03-2013 18:46
In terms of interviews, the absolute key thing is enthusiasm. If you come across as the kind of guy/girl who absolutely loves Physics and who they can see would work hard on the course then providing you don't say something absolutely stupid I imagine the vast majority of tutors would want to teach you. A great deal of how you come across as enthusiastic is probably already in place; if you're the kind of person who can sit and talk to someone about your subject and get genuinely excited/interested then you're already halfway there. The other angle I would look at is making sure you're very up to date on what's being discussed in the science journals and trying to understand the basics of what is being said. Someone who reads a Physics journal for 6 months and is able to cite examples from that reading is going to look so much better than someone who doesn't.
So basically: enthusiasm + reading = a very good basis to work from.
Best of luck!