Schools and colleges

Discover how we work with schools – from primary through to sixth form – to provide lectures and hands-on workshops, both at your school and on the University of Surrey campus. 


Get in contact

If you're interested any of these workshop then please get in touch to book:

Most events not running due to Covid-19

Except Connect Physics and Shattering Stereotypes for year 8

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the latest advice from the government relating to large gatherings, we have taken the decision to postpone all events. This decision currently applies to all events scheduled to take place between now and 31 May. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.

Pre-school and early years - Online

We run a storytelling session for pre-school and early years children throughout the academic year.

Primary schools - Not currently running

We run various activities for primary school students throughout the academic year.

A number of simple experiments (PDF) that can be done with your primary school students.

Key stage three - These ARE running

We run activities for students in year seven through to year nine.

Make your own periscope (PDF).

Key stage four - Not currently running

We run activities for students in year ten and eleven.

Make your own CD-spectroscope (PDF) from our 'investigating spectra' GCSE workshop.

Sixth form - Not currently running

We run activities for students thinking about going to university and to help develop interest in research.

Further information

To book an event or for more information please contact our Outreach Officer, Samantha Weston at

Help with your science fair

If you are organising a science fair we can bring a number of hands-on experiments to run on a stand. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Annual events

Every year we run the Schools Physicist of the Year Award which celebrates the talent of exceptional students studying physics in all of the local area schools.