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IOP Scholars’ Programme: the wonders of the universe viewed from a field in Cheshire

By CarolIne D | 15 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the University of Manchester. It has been welcoming parties of school visitors for generations. So it was the obvious place for an IOP Scholars supertrip   Jodrell Bank is home to the Lovell Telescope. Since 1957, it has been probing the depths of space and it is still the third […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: In the end it all came down to timing…

By Jo M | 11 May, 2015 | 0 Comments
Andrew - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Teaching was always at the back of Andrew’s mind. He knew he would pursue a career in the classroom one day, but he didn’t realise that day would come around so soon… “In the end it all came down to timing. My brief stint as a content writer taught me that a job which involved […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: What better job is there?

By Jo M | 30 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2014, Mary was awarded one of our prestigious teacher training scholarships, which provides financial and academic support during physics teacher training. When we first met Mary, she was already working in a secondary school as a physics technician, but wanted to gain qualified teacher status. Read on to find out why she thinks there is […]

The first time I taught: Electrostatics

By CarolIne D | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

Katie is a newly qualified teacher in a school where she is the only physics specialist. She is used to learning from her own mistakes so she didn’t let a broken Van der Graaff generator hold back her lesson on electrostatics         Year 10 Scheme of Work: Electrostatics. In my head flashed images of the […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: It’s never too late to train to teach…

By Jo M | 3 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeremy has spent 25 years working in industry, and most of this time was spent working abroad. In 2014 he decided it was time to move back to England with his family to rediscover English culture, which paved the way nicely for a new career in the classroom… “I have been working in the electronics and […]

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