The Physics Mentoring Project couldn’t run without our dedicated, enthusiastic team of mentors each year.

Our mentors are undergraduate and postgraduate students from Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff University, Swansea University, the University of South Wales, or Wrexham University.

All mentors have a post-16 Physics qualification (or a post-16 qualification in physical sciences). The project holds a two-day training weekend each year which is delivered by our Agored Cymru accredited partners CreoSkills.

Each year, we ensure our cohort of mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds to promote diverse role models and meet our aims of increasing the uptake of girls in physics. Mentors throughout the project have studied a wide range of subjects, including Computer Science, Criminology, English, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine. Our cohort includes Welsh speakers, international students, and mentors that have been working with us for a few years. They are all enthusiastic and passionate about inspiring a new generation of scientists.

You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Applications for 2023-24 are currently closed. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, please register your interest here. We will notify you if any spaces become available, and when applications open for the next cycle of mentoring.

If you are thinking about becoming a mentor for the Physics Mentoring Project, find out more about the roles and responsibilities here: