Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

organised by

Institute of Physics

in York, UK


The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK (CUWiP UK) is a three day conference bringing together undergraduates who identify as women. The goal is to encourage undergraduates to continue in physics by focusing on their development as a scientist and showcasing options for their educational and professional futures.

Join us in March 2020 for the next CUWiP conference at the University of York

Are you a female undergraduate studying physics at a UK or Republic of Ireland university? If so, consider joining us at the next CUWiP conference being held in March 2020 at the University of York.

By attending this conference you can:

  • improve your knowledge of physics
  • meet successful women in physics
  • connect and share with other women physics students
  • increase your confidence enough to apply for postgraduate studies or a career in physics. (Before coming to the conference last year, 40% of attendees said they felt confident enough to apply for postgraduate studies or a career in physics. After the conference, the number rose to 60%.)

The programme typically includes:

  • presentations by distinguished physicists on their cutting-edge research and personal career paths
  • expert panels to answer questions on graduate study and career opportunities outside of academia
  • workshops on effective assertiveness and successful marketing through CVs, cover letters, and interviews
  • tours of laboratories or local sites of interest
  • social networking opportunities