IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: From horticulture to physics teaching…. John - 2014 Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: From horticulture to physics teaching….

One of the many benefits of the IOP teacher training scholarships programme is that it provides an opportunity for ‘career changers’ to make a secure move into the teaching profession. John, one of our current scholars is a great example of this. Before deciding to retrain as a physics teacher, John enjoyed a career in horticulture, but […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back…. Charlotte - 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back….

Do you remember Charlotte, one of the IOP Teacher Training scholars we featured back in October 2013? Well, Charlotte successfully completed her SCITT physics teacher training in July and has recently commenced the new school year as a Newly Qualified Teacher. We caught up with Charlotte in the summer holidays to find out how things went […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David….. David, IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David…..

Are you holding back from a career in teaching physics because your subject knowledge is rusty? If you’re considering the idea of a career in the classroom but haven’t picked up a physics text book for many years, it’s natural to feel that a lack of confidence in your subject knowledge will let you down. […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph……… 2014 IOP Scholar, Joseph

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph………

For many people, the decision to train to teach is made several years after embarking on a career in industry. For others, the decision is simpler and is made whilst studying at college or university, and is usually due to the encouragement and enthusiasm of an inspirational teacher. This was the case for Joseph, one […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: ESA plans Mars rover from Lego bricks, and the creation of the best topological insulator to date

By Mike B | 21 Nov, 2014 | 0

Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

Today’s physics news: Brian Cox to create 3D story of Universe, and 100 objects that have been sent into space

By Mike B | 20 Nov, 2014 | 0

Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show for Manchester festival

Today’s physics news: Sun’s magnet boosts UK lightning strikes, Philae detects organic molecules, and a gecko-inspired Spider-Man suit

By Mike B | 19 Nov, 2014 | 0

Sun’s magnetic field boosts lightning strikes across the UK

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Physics videos

Physics videos, 9 August 2013: YouTube Geek Week physics review

By Nizaar K | 9 Aug, 2013 | 0

This week is YouTube Geek Week. We’re joining in the celebration and have gathered up some of the best physics bits from YouTube’s content drive for your perusal…

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Education

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: Choosing the right career…

By Jo M | 21 Nov, 2014 | 0
Laura

When Laura started university she knew she wanted to pursue a career that would make full use of her physics degree and subject knowledge. After joining a physics outreach group and spending time in a secondary school, she soon realised that teaching could be just the career she was looking for… “It was not until I […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?”

By Joe W | 22 Oct, 2013 | 1
StephenWells

This year’s IOP Top 40 Work Placement students have now completed their placements and we’re finding out what they got up to. Today it’s the turn of Stephen Wells, who has just gone into his 4th year of an MSci Physics degree at Queen’s University Belfast. This summer he spent eight weeks on placement at […]

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Physics around the world

IOP for Africa project in South Africa news

By Tom | 8 Aug, 2014 | 0

In an article earlier this summer, the South African Creamer Media’s Engineering Newswrote about how the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) are collaborating to help raise the standard of science and maths education in South Africa. The IOP international programme, IOP for Africa, and SAIP are involved in […]

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