Final Year Student Projects 2013
Supervisor: Michael McCabe

My thanks to all mentors, who have given so much help and support to our students during the course of the year.
Your comments and suggested marks are welcomed by email to

Alternatively come along to our "Presentations Day"
23rd April 2013 (St George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday)
1PM 2nd Floor Lion Gate Building to be followed by refreshments at ~3PM

Project Presentations 10% and final agreement on marks for project report (90%)
Supervisor Marking Form (for information) Second Marker Form (for information)

Last, but not least, you are invited to Graduation champagne, strawberries and cream
Midday Wednesday 17 July 2013 Third Space, Students' Union


A Study of the Detection, Observation, Analysis and Modelling of Transiting Exoplanets - Ben Cook (Mentors: David Harris, Chris Priest and Steve Futcher)
Observation and Modelling Study of Exoplanet HAT-P-10b - Vinh Trung Ton (Mentors: David Harris, Chris Priest and Steve Futcher)
Pulsation in RR Lyrae Stars - Jonathan Harrie (Mentors: Graham Bryant and David Briggs) 
Asteroid 1088 Mitaka: Light Curve Observation and Modeling of its Geometrical Shape - Hannah Tucker (Mentor: David Briggs)
Observing Sunspots and Limb Darkening by use of an H-Alpha Filter - Lloyd Barnes (Mentors: Carol Bryan and Steve Knight)
Estimation of the Sun’s rotation through the Tracking of Sunspots - Kelly Stark (Mentors: Carol Bryan and Steve Knight)


Statistical and Physiological Modelling of Athletics Race Times - Sam Elliott (Mentor:  Jo Corbett)


Strategies for the Unsaveable Hockey Penalty Stroke - Accuracy vs. Speed - Becky Mullins (Mentor: Colin White)
Projectiles in Rugby, with specific reference to wind effects - Joshua Main (Mentor: Colin White)
The Percy Grainger Problem with Applications to Rugby - Nick Weatherseed (Mentor: Colin White)


Mathematical Analysis of the Equations of Motion for the Bloodhound SSC and Felix Baumgartner’s Skydive - Thomas Clark (FYI Ian Galloway and Ben Evans)