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what can i do to show my passion for physics, esp in personal statement and application? i've done a nuffield placement, have good grades and am trying to read around my subject but the open day i went to made me feel like it was impossible to get in if you weren't top of the field already (obv not true but). does anyone have any advice?
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Original post by strugglingsixth
what can i do to show my passion for physics, esp in personal statement and application? i've done a nuffield placement, have great grades and am trying to read around my subject but the open day i went to made me feel like it was impossible to get in if you weren't top of the field already (obv not true but). does anyone have any advice?

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Original post by strugglingsixth
what can i do to show my passion for physics, esp in personal statement and application? i've done a nuffield placement, have good grades and am trying to read around my subject but the open day i went to made me feel like it was impossible to get in if you weren't top of the field already (obv not true but). does anyone have any advice?

Worcester College, Oxford University:
https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/page/supercurricular_guide.pdf

St. Hilda's College, Oxford University:
https://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/content/physics-super-curricular-resources

Physics Super Curricular Resources

Need help with finding some super curricular reading for Physics? Check out these online resources:

CERN - "At CERN, we probe the fundamental structure of particles that make up everything around us. We do so using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments."

How to Design a Particle Accelerator - with Suzie Sheehy - How do you go about designing a particle accelerator? Suzie Sheehy discusses how they work, what form they take, and what champagne means to an accelerator physicist.

In our Time - Find yourself stuck inside with a bit of time on your hands? In Our Time continues to be an excellent informational resource, study aid and an enlightening, entertaining way to delve into the minutiae of any subject. So why not teach yourself a lesson with In Our Time's majestical knowledge juggernaut!

Institute of Physics - Explore Physics with the Institute of Physics! Join them as they take you on a journey to understand the secrets of the world around us - and see how physics can help to address some of the biggest challenges facing society today

Isaac Physics - from school to university, the Isaac Physics free platform has resources available for teachers and students.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - Explore space and physics with NASA

National Science and Engineering Competitions - Students, young scientists, inventors, engineers, technologists and others interested in science and engineering can participate in a number of science competitions.

Ogden Trust - Established in 1999 by Sir Peter Ogden, the Trust exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics. Check out their resources, available from primary school students to secondary school students.

Oxford Research: How do quantum physicists affect industry? (video) - Sir Martin Wood founded Oxford Instruments in 1959 as a spin-out company to manufacture superconducting magnets for research. In this video, find out how an Oxford researcher of quantum computation is working with the company today to create tools for tomorrow's researchers.

Oxford Research: Near perfect distance measurement - Professor Armin Reichold has turned fundamental research into commercial success: a highly accurate measurement technique initially developed for an academic project has been given a commercial application through Etalon AG, a German spin-out company.

Oxford Research: Particle Accelerator - Physics for the masses - A University of Oxford outreach project about accelerator physics was conceived to inspire young minds in Oxfordshire, but has gone much further than anyone could have imagined.

Particle Australia - Launched in 2017, Particle Australia delivers creative, engaging, digital content designed to bring science to a digitally connected audience.

PhET Simulations - PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. They extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness.

Physics World Stories Podcast - Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories.

Richard Feynman's Messenger Lecture Series - Project Tuva was a collaborative research project with Bill Gates in 2009 demonstrating the potential of interactive video learning by highlighting the “core scientific concepts” of Richard Feynman’s Messenger Lectures Series. Upon release, the first of the seven lectures: The Law of Gravitation An Example of Physical Law, was brought to life with interactive visualizations, links to searchable transcripts, integrated note taking capabilities and other features.

Royal Astronomical Society - The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.
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That's fantastic, thank you so much!
Original post by thegeek888
Worcester College, Oxford University:
https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/page/supercurricular_guide.pdf

St. Hilda's College, Oxford University:
https://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/content/physics-super-curricular-resources

Physics Super Curricular Resources

Need help with finding some super curricular reading for Physics? Check out these online resources:

CERN - "At CERN, we probe the fundamental structure of particles that make up everything around us. We do so using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments."

How to Design a Particle Accelerator - with Suzie Sheehy - How do you go about designing a particle accelerator? Suzie Sheehy discusses how they work, what form they take, and what champagne means to an accelerator physicist.

In our Time - Find yourself stuck inside with a bit of time on your hands? In Our Time continues to be an excellent informational resource, study aid and an enlightening, entertaining way to delve into the minutiae of any subject. So why not teach yourself a lesson with In Our Time's majestical knowledge juggernaut!

Institute of Physics - Explore Physics with the Institute of Physics! Join them as they take you on a journey to understand the secrets of the world around us - and see how physics can help to address some of the biggest challenges facing society today

Isaac Physics - from school to university, the Isaac Physics free platform has resources available for teachers and students.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - Explore space and physics with NASA

National Science and Engineering Competitions - Students, young scientists, inventors, engineers, technologists and others interested in science and engineering can participate in a number of science competitions.

Ogden Trust - Established in 1999 by Sir Peter Ogden, the Trust exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics. Check out their resources, available from primary school students to secondary school students.

Oxford Research: How do quantum physicists affect industry? (video) - Sir Martin Wood founded Oxford Instruments in 1959 as a spin-out company to manufacture superconducting magnets for research. In this video, find out how an Oxford researcher of quantum computation is working with the company today to create tools for tomorrow's researchers.

Oxford Research: Near perfect distance measurement - Professor Armin Reichold has turned fundamental research into commercial success: a highly accurate measurement technique initially developed for an academic project has been given a commercial application through Etalon AG, a German spin-out company.

Oxford Research: Particle Accelerator - Physics for the masses - A University of Oxford outreach project about accelerator physics was conceived to inspire young minds in Oxfordshire, but has gone much further than anyone could have imagined.

Particle Australia - Launched in 2017, Particle Australia delivers creative, engaging, digital content designed to bring science to a digitally connected audience.

PhET Simulations - PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. They extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness.

Physics World Stories Podcast - Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories.

Richard Feynman's Messenger Lecture Series - Project Tuva was a collaborative research project with Bill Gates in 2009 demonstrating the potential of interactive video learning by highlighting the “core scientific concepts” of Richard Feynman’s Messenger Lectures Series. Upon release, the first of the seven lectures: The Law of Gravitation An Example of Physical Law, was brought to life with interactive visualizations, links to searchable transcripts, integrated note taking capabilities and other features.

Royal Astronomical Society - The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.

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