Optics and Photonics Society

Incorporating the University of Southampton OSA Student Chapter, the University of Southampton SPIE Student Chapter and the University of Southampton IEEE Photonics Society.

The University of Southampton Optics and Photonics Society (OPSoc) consists of a group of postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, as well as related departments, at the University of Southampton.

The students of the Optoelectronics Research Centre formed the society as a means to communicate their research to both internal and external audiences.

This has resulted in a greater interaction between students in the ORC and the wider optics and photonics community. The society encourages social activities that enhances members' working relationships and provides a break from the hard work of scientific research.

There is an educational aspect to our ventures, with regular trips to scientific sites and seminars in house. Our outreach programme, Lightwave, is a road show taken to schools and extracurricular clubs in the Southampton area and around the south coast, presenting scientific phenomena to primary and secondary school students.

In addition, members of the society further their organisational experience; skills which will be of great value in their future careers. .

About Optics and Photonics Society

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Optics and Photonics Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
Free MembershipFREE01/10/2018 - 01/10/2019Being a member of OPSoc gives you membership to other optical societies which gives you a large discount on conferences, as well as guilt-free participation at OPSoc social events.
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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Optics and Photonics Society this year are:

  • Katarzyna Grabska
    Diversity officer
  • James Frame
    Education Officer
  • Angeliki Zafeiropoulou
    Education Officer
  • Eliza Law
    Outreach officer
  • Siyi Wang
    Outreach officer
  • Lauren Reid
    Outreach officer
  • Jack Pangbourne
  • Lauren Reid
  • Callum Stirling