CUWiP 2021 hosted by U. of Southampton

Physics & Astronomy Building, University of Southampton

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton is delighted to be hosting the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK (CUWiP UK) 2021 on March 25-27, 2021.

CUWiP 2021 will be entirely virtual.

The CUWiP UK is aimed at undergraduates in physics and astronomy in the UK who identify as women, and is intended to empower and inspire delegates, giving them the confidence to express themselves and to pursue careers using their physics knowledge and skills. For full details on the background of the CUWiP in the UK, please see the Institute of Physics.

Contact email:

CUWIP 2021 Poster (PDF, 2.4 MB)


Twitter: @CUWiPUK

CUWiP UK YouTube Channel


Prof. Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (Visiting Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford)

Prof. Michele Dougherty (Professor of Space Physics and Head of Department of Physics, Imperial College London)

Prof. Penny Endersby (Chief Executive of the Met Office, Visiting Professor at the Univ. of Southampton) @PennyEnd

Prof. Rohini Godbole (Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Dr. Izzy Jayasinghe (Senior Lecturer and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, and leader of the Applied Biophotonics Group, Univ. of Sheffield) @i_jayas

Prof. Carole Mundell (Professor of Extragalatic Astronomy, Univ. of Bath, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) @CGMundell

Virtual Lab Tours

We will have virtual video tours of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and of STFC national lab facilities at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and the Boulby Underground Laboratory, including staff Q+A sessions

Panel Discussions

We are planning multiple panel discussions on careers outside academia and the intersectionality of race and gender.


We are also planning multiple workshops, including a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organised by Dr. Jessica Wade, (Research Fellow, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College) @jesswade, “Improving Your CV”, “What Does a Medical Physicist Do?”, and more!