WRIPA collaborates with the South East Physics Network (SEPnet) to organise an annual national physics and employability workshop. The theme of each annual workshop differs and aims to address key challenges related to physics curriculum development, student experience and graduate outcomes.
The South East Physics Network (SEPnet) is a consortium of 9 university physics departments at Hertfordshire, Kent, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex and Open University. SEPnet was set up in 2008, funded by HEFCE, to advance and sustain physics as a strategically important subject for the UK economy and it science base in the South East of England. SEPnet is now in its third phase and is fully funded by its partner physics departments. Further info:
The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA): In 2014, the universities of Sheffield and York were awarded HEFCE (now Office for Students) Catalyst funding to set up the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA). The Academy has now grown into a consortium of five university physics departments with Hull, Leeds and Nottingham joining the Academy in 2016. WRIPA’s priority objective is to build the capability of undergraduate students so that they are better equipped to apply their knowledge and skills to graduate-level technical work.