Christopher Coulton

Christopher Coulton

One of the best aspects of my course is the flexibility and ability to specialise. There is a wide range of paths to follow, and the opportunity to experiment a bit first.

I chose Physics because I wanted to understand how the world worked. Manchester struck me as being particularly enthusiastic and having a certain something that just grabbed me.

One of the best aspects of my course is the flexibility and ability to specialise. There is a wide range of paths to follow, and the opportunity to experiment a bit first.

Apart from a better knowledge of physics in general, in studying for this degree I have become far more analytical and better at research. On top of that, I have gained a much better appreciation of my own strengths and weaknesses.

I am getting a world class degree and making quite a few good friends along the way, as well as honing an array of skills.

Thinking of choosing Physics at Manchester?

Work hard and do not be afraid to ask questions; lecturers can look like distant sages sitting on some mountain, but they are flesh and blood and always willing to help if you don’t understand something.

Join lots of societies early on. First year is tougher in Physics than most other courses, but this is still your best time to get out there and do things. Most societies are free to join so you can just turn up and walk away if you’re not having fun.

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