I am a student

You can become a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP) if you are enrolled on a physics related course at a university or institute of technology.

You can become a member for free for the duration of your undergraduate degree with full benefits of online membership.

The student wing of the Institute of Physics is called Nexus and provides a communication channel for the student community throughout the UK and Ireland.

Aged between16-19 and studying physics?

Join the Institute of Physics for free and receive:

  • Regular updates on what´s new in physics
  • Exam and university guidance
  • Information about careers from physics
  • The chance to interact with other young physicists

By joining the IOP not only will you become part of the UK´s largest physics community, but you will also get full access to Physics World online and physicsworld.com

You will also receive regular updates on upcoming science TV programmes, events, competitions and lots of other exclusive 16-19 member offers.

Join here

Active physics societies in Scotland
Heriot Watt University
Heriot Watt Physics Society

University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow Physics Society
Email: guphysoc@hotmail.co.uk

University of St Andrews
Email: quantum@st-and.ac.uk

Higher education representatives in Scotland
Staff reps exist in most departments in the UK and Ireland to promote the Institute and the benefits it offers to their students. They maintain the notice boards and distribute membership information.

Aberdeen University
Charles Wang
Email: c.wang@abdn.ac.uk

Dundee University
Dr David Keeble
Email: d.j.keeble@dundee.ac.uk

Edinburgh University
Linda Grieve
Email: Linda.grieve@ed.ac.uk

Glasgow University
Eric Yao
Email: e.yao@physics.gla.ac.uk

Paisley University
Dr John Nixon CPhys
Email: nixo-ph0@paisley.ac.uk

St Andrews University
Dr Bruce Sinclair
Email: bruce.sinclair@physics.org

Strathclyde University
Dr Gian-Luca Oppo
Email: gianluca@phys.strath.ac.uk

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