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Beyond the niche: how AuthorAID expands academic horizons

By Richard de Grijs | 17 Aug, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Richard de Grijs describes how AuthorAID, an INASP initiative that tackles the under-representation of researchers in developing countries, enriched his academic career following a move to China. Five years ago, I made the life-changing decision to resign from my comfortable academic position at the University of Sheffield and move to the Kavli Institute for […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: My volunteering inspiration…

By Jo M | 7 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments
Miranda - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Volunteering inspired Miranda to look further into a career in teaching physics. She took a break from her role in cancer research to gain different experiences and decide whether to continue in research or to try something new. “I gained experience with young people through a local Girl Guide group; I loved doing the science […]

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 […]