Welcome to the Department of Physics
Thank you for choosing to study Physics here at Royal Holloway. We are delighted to welcome you to the Department and hope you will enjoy your time here.
It is important that you make the most of your time so, as well as studying Physics, I encourage you to get involved in Departmental activities, the Physics Society, other student societies and committees.
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and Tutor who will provide you with academic and pastoral advice and support throughout your degree.
I wish you an enjoyable and rewarding experience at Royal Holloway.
Dr Stephen West
Head of Department of Physics
Information for New Undergraduates
Welcome Week runs from Monday 23 September until Friday 27 September 2019 and is a time for registrations, induction issues and becoming familiar with the College, School and the Department.
The programme of events for Welcome Week in the Department of Physics can be found here. Some sessions are compulsory to attend.
If you are studying Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year, please see the Integrated Foundation Year page for more information.
There is a useful checklist on the College Welcome Week page of things to do before you arrive.
There is also a checklist of things that need to be done for Physics in Welcome Week. This will be handed out on Monday 23 September at the Welcome to the Department of Physics session.
Formal timetabled lectures, tutorials and laboratories start the following week on Monday 30 September 2019. You will receive instructions on how to view your personal timetable online via Campus Connect.
You need to enrol and complete your identity check. For details of the College enrolment process go to http://www.welcome.royalholloway.ac.uk/enrolment--for--new--students/
Many other activities are organised by the College and you will find the details at http://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/students/welcome-week/home.aspx
In preparation for the beginning of term, there is a Vacation Work sheet with some revision questions to get you back into the swing of things. You may find the Mathematics Formula Booklet and a list of Physics definitions helpful.
Please bring your solutions to the Vacation Work sheet to your first tutorial so you can discuss them with your Tutor.
The Physics Society have arranged a few events for Welcome Week. A flyer with all the details can be found here.
Information for Joint Honours Mathematics and Physics, and Physics with Music or Philosophy students
You can find Welcome Week information for your other department from their Welcome Week web pages.
Information for Visiting Students taking Physics courses
You will receive an email inviting you to a meeting in Welcome Week to discuss your options.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Department in September.
- Second and Third Year induction is on Thursday 26 September at 2pm in the Teaching Lab
- Fourth Year induction is on Friday 27 September at 10am in T125
- It is important that you are there
The Welcome Week programme for returning undergraduates can be found here.
Information for New Postgraduates
We look forward to welcoming you in the Department.
Welcome Week is from Monday 23 - Friday 27 September 2019 with a range of activities to introduce you to the Department and your colleagues.
Click here for the Postgraduate Welcome Week Programme and the College Postgraduate Research Induction.
Advice about arriving late
Welcome Week is compulsory, however, we understand that there may be circumstances outside your control that may delay your arrival.
Undergraduates - please email School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences as soon as possible to let them know when you will be arriving. When you arrive, please report to the School Helpdesk in Bedford Building 1-29.
Postgraduates - please email Doctoral School and cc your supervisor as soon as possible to let them know when you will be arriving. When you arrive, please report to the School Helpdesk in Bedford Building 1-29.