Support & Services

Helpful Contacts

Staff Member Duties
First Year
Jacinta den Besten Director, First Year Studies
Prof Robert Scholten Part 1 Laboratory Coordinator (academic)
Melaku Alemu Laboratory Manager
Second/Third Year
Dr Matthew Dolan Director, Higher Year Studies
Colin Entwisle Senior Technical Offier - 2nd/3rd year teaching labs
Honours and Masters in Science
Associate Prof Jeffrey McCallum Masters Coordinator
Research Higher Degree
Dr David Simpson Graduate Programs Coordinator
Prof Ann Roberts Graduate Research Selection and Recruitment Coordinator

Committees & Societies

Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) The SSLC is designed to facilitate feedback between students and staff about the School's teaching programs. The committee meets twice a semester and comprises staff members of the School of Physics and nominated student representatives for each subject taught at the School.If you are a first-time user and you wish to view the previous meeting minutes, please log onto LMS (you must be a member of staff or a student enrolled in the University to access this information as it is password protected), then register with SSLC community by following this link using the same opened web browser.You can then access the SSLC minutes clicking on the " Communities " tab on the upper right hand side and then selecting " Physics SSLC " Physics Postgraduate Students Society (PPSS) For postgraduates in physics… PPSS Physics Students Society (PSS) For undergraduates majoring in physics … PSS Women in Physics For women taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physics ...WIP (under construction)

School Resources

  • The Laby Ideas Centre (FYLC) is a study space devoted to first year students seeking tutors and assistance.
  • Baker Computer Laboratory comprises high performance research computers (Linux, Window) complete with specialist software (Mathematica, Matlab, IDL etc), scanners and printers available for all Honours and postgraduate research students (located 6th floor)
  • The John Rouse Senior Physics Reading Room is a general purpose space available for second and third years (room N110, Nuclear Building)

University Resources



Please note that teaching staff use the Learning Management System (LMS) to upload announcements, assignments and problem sheets relating to lectures, pracs and tutorials. You must be enrolled as a student to access this information (password protected).

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