About Us

Strathclyde Student Community for Optics, Physics, & Engineering (SCOPE) is a dedicated group of postgraduate (primarily PhD and Master’s) students who engage them in various outreach and educational activities. We are the official chapters of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the European Physical Society (EPS). We regularly host a bi-weekly Journal Club meeting where a member/non-member can present a peer-reviewed journal article (it does not have to be related to his/her research but his own interest) to discuss the key finding and its impact in research which allows the audience to keep up-to-date with the ongoing research in optics, physics, and engineering. We organise an annual company visit for professional development to all of our members. We host a career evening where we bring past alumni to share their work experience and give all members and non-members a chance to connect with them. In the past, the committee members attended different meetings/conferences which allowed them to network with professionals and academics in the field. We also plan an educational field trip to a science laboratory facility to experience how science research is carried out beyond academia these days. We participate in various science outreach events (e.g. the Explorathon (European Researchers’ Night), Glasgow Science Centre Late, Glasgow Science Festival, and the Advanced Higher Day (AHD) arranged by the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde). Throughout the academic year, we arrange many social events (e.g. Pint of Science, Barbeque) to connect with peers, students, and the staff member of the faculty.