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About Physsoc

Physsoc is a club run by and for students of Physics and Astronomy at Canterbury University. Throughout the academic year we run a range of events geared towards providing a social environment for physics students to engage in. These allow students to get to know each other outside of the classroom setting. At the end of the year we run a trip to Tekapo for a weekend, where students have an opportunity to visit the Mount John observatory and relax after exams. Star gazing nights are run sporadically during the term as we are at the weather's mercy. We also run weekly seminars during the semester presented by students or guest speakers on topics of interest often but not necessarily relating to Physics and Astronomy. These give our members a chance to practice presenting to a group in an informal setting and are followed by a discussion afterwards. All are welcome to attend and details are posted on our Facebook page each week.

All our events are detailed on our Facebook page
All students are welcome to join the page. It is an avenue often used for discussion of all things relating to Physics and Astronomy, as well as a place where students can seek help from their peers - no, we won't do your homework for you!

We also run a website www.physsoc.co.nz where you can find videos of our seminars, photos from recent events and general information about the club. You can join our member list through a form on the website, there is no fee.
Communications happen most often through the Facebook page so be sure to join there if you are interested.

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140,
    New Zealand.
  • hod-secretary@phys.canterbury.ac.nz
    Phone: +64 3 364 2523
    Fax: +64 3 364 2469
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