New students

                                          Welcome to SUPA!   

SUPA is an extensive collaboration that encompasses the physics community in Scotland. 


Hear about the benefits of SUPA from some of the outstanding students and staff:


Find out more about what SUPA will mean for you: 


Learn about course requirements and how to fulfill them:     

One of SUPA's best features is that students can take courses at any of the SUPA Universities.  Please investigate the courses offered through SUPA in the course catalogue, then discuss options with your supervisor. The catalogue also has details on the procedures within SUPA, such as how to get credit for a summer school.  You may refer back to the catalogue many times while you are a student.   

Courses in SUPA are integrated through the My.SUPA virtual learning environment.  Students register for courses through My.SUPA.  All the courses offered and course materials can be found there.  The courses offered and registration for Semester 1 will open on My.SUPA in early September.  Until then, courses from the previous academic year will still be visible.

Some universities have an earlier start date than others, so you may find that a course starts before your own university’s courses begin.  The earliest courses start in mid-September.  To avoid missing classes, you can register and begin a SUPA course even before your official start date.   

To register and participate in classes, you must register for an account in My.SUPA.   Please register with your university email account.  However, if you want to begin a course before your university starts you may register with a personal email and then update your account once you have a university email.  When you register, you will automatically be enrolled on a page with other new students:  the Students 2021 page.  This page holds key information about the SUPA Welcome event, and allows you to interact with other new students.