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About CAPS 

IOPLogo The Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS) is an annual Institute of Physics weekend event intended for students studying for physics, astronomy or related degrees in the UK and Republic of Ireland. In particular it focuses on student societies of physics or astronomy, whose representatives are strongly encouraged to attend and can earn rewards for its members in recognition of notable achievement. It provides an opportunity to meet other society representatives, forge links, discuss society matters and to gain new ideas for your society to improve itself.

During the days, guest speakers will be present to talk about projects of interest and postgraduate experiences in the local area.  Sponsors will provide information stands to learn about opportunities with them and students are invited to represent their society by giving a short talk in return for the possibility of being voted for receipt of an award.  

The conference is also host to the election of the executive committee for IOP University Student Network, who will manage national student communications for the IOP over the following year, organise representation to international events and help co-ordinate outreach and inter-university projects with the IOP and other official UK bodies.

Interested?  The only requirement to be eligible for a ticket is to be a member of our organisation.  If you’re not already, but are a member of a physics or astronomy related society, then the good news is that your membership can be free.  All you need to do is register your society with us.  If you’re unfortunately not part of such a society, membership is still possible in exchange for a small fee.  For more on membership, to check whether your society has it already or to request it, please contact us at IOP University Student Network.


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