Constantin Weisser

Constantin Weisser

From my first day here at Manchester I have been continuously amazed at how approachable professors are. You certainly get out of your degree what you put in, and there are so many ways to get involved.

Why Physics?

I like that Physics is a very broad discipline, providing interdisciplinary skills that are useful whatever you want to do after university. You learn the principles of what makes up our understanding of the universe and improve your scientific communication, teamwork, and analytical skills along the way.

Choosing Manchester

The University of Manchester is a great place; bringing together bright people and nurturing them to become the professionals they want to be.

From my first day here at Manchester I have been continuously amazed at how approachable professors are. You certainly get out of your degree what you put in, and there are so many ways to get involved.

I particularly enjoy the variety of the course. This semester, for example, I learned about semiconductors, general maths, entropy, lasers, and computational physics. The Computational Physics unit has been my favourite so far; teaching you how to model different situations using an easy programming language and evaluating the output.

I have picked up so many skills studying Physics at Manchester: laboratory reports and tutorials teach you effective scientific communication, lab projects improve your teamwork. On top of that, all the problems you tackle increase your analytical skills, which are transferable to so many areas of life.

Student life

Moving to University without knowing anyone can seem a bit daunting at first. If you choose to live in halls like I did, you will get to know many nice students who are in the same boat as you, and you all help each other settle in. I met a guy on the first day who taught me how to cook, and this year we are renting a house together.

Being a student at a big University in such a vibrant city as Manchester has many advantages. The music scene is great, the nightlife is even better, and you will always find people with the same interests as you.

Living in a big city like Manchester means you can really enjoy the freedom of university life. As one of nearly 40,000 students, you will come across a lot of like-minded people that will become great friends and increase your professional network. The welcoming Careers Service also helps shape your plans for after graduation and make you as employable as possible.

Thinking of choosing Physics at Manchester?

My best advice is to make the best of resources and to talk to professors after lectures. I certainly did not do that in the beginning, but now I realise that this way you can discover what they find interesting about your subject and this helps you motivate yourself immensely.

Try to join one or two societies in your first weeks here; it makes making friends easy and you can spend some hours of your private life on something that you find exciting. I am the Marketing Director of Manchester Entrepreneurs, I have been part of the debating team, the business society MUTIS, and the Fencing Club.

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