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I think I have become a more driven, inspired physicist from working with other talented scientists at Manchester.

Choosing Manchester

As an undergraduate back in America I had the opportunity to participate in a particle physics experiment, which allowed me to travel to the United Kingdom. I knew from working on this experiment that I wanted to pursue a career in experimental particle physics, and I also came to really enjoy living in the UK.

I applied to many UK universities for my PhD, but Manchester stood out among them all. The research and staff are world-class, and when I visited for my interview I felt both inspired and welcome.

Studying for a PhD

I enjoy having the opportunity to present the results of my research at collaboration meetings and conferences in many different European countries.

One of the most important parts of experimental physics is presenting your results in a way that is comprehensible by the larger physics community. Therefore, my communication skills have improved dramatically. I have also learned to be more independent and self-assured. And of course, I have gained much more knowledge about particle physics from attending lectures and conducting research.

I think I have become a more driven, inspired physicist from working with other talented scientists at Manchester.

Student life

Manchester is a very lively city and there is always something to do. There are many parks and museums and exhibitions one can visit throughout the year. The physics department is by far one of the most social and interactive that I have had the pleasure to work with.

Thinking of choosing Physics at Manchester?

Manchester is a great city to live in at the moment. The city itself is thriving and there are great activities and exhibits all the time. The University itself is also thriving, and is held in high regard by academics all across the world. The physics department is friendly and the Faculty are helpful and very knowledgeable.

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