We are SCOPE.
SCOPE stands for Strathclyde Student Community for Optics Physics and Engineering.
We are a community of (mostly) postgraduate students at the Faculty of Science of University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. We connect early-career researchers across multiple departments and institutes (Physics, Photonics, Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences). Since we were established in 2008, our main goal is to offer both professional development and outreach opportunities to our members. We are official chapters of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Physics, the European Physical Society and SPIE.
What do we do?
We regularly host social events, company visits and outreach opportunities! Journal clubs to enrich your mind, company visits for exposure to industry and bringing physics to the public during our outreach to schools an local science festivals – there’s also sports events, movie nights, board game nights, barbecues (if the summer Scottish weather is gracious) and pub nights + quizzes too.
Who can join?
That’s also not limited to only PhDs – undergraduate students wanting to join for our events are more than welcome!
If you wish to join our society, there is a £5 fee for the entire year, so best to get it at the start of the academic year at one of our Pizza & Beer socials.
We are currently in the process of rebuilding our webpage – the best way to stay in touch and follow our events is to like our Facebook page!