IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet our final Scholar…

The 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholarships programme will draw to a close next week, having attracted hundreds of potential physics teachers. We have just 150 prestigious Scholarships to award this year, so all successful applicants are put through a rigorous assessment process to help us find the very best candidates.

Hannah was one of our outstanding applicants in 2013. It’s been a tough year, but she’s now successfully reaching the end of her School Direct training.

When we met Hannah she told us the reasons why she’s training to teach physics.

Hannah, 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar
Hannah, 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

“I decided to train to teach physics because I was looking for a rewarding profession with good, long-term career options.

Science is a subject that can allow understanding of everyday events. It is something I am very enthusiastic about and I am excited to share that with the scientists of tomorrow.

What I’m most looking forward to in teaching is gaining relationships with students and other faculty members, and getting involved in pushing students to be the best they can be.

Gaining an IOP Scholarship has helped me both financially and experientially. I was able to use information given to me at the scholarship celebration event almost immediately to improve lessons and get other people I know outside of school enthusiastic about physics.”


Hannah is really enthusiastic about science education, just like the other teacher training Scholars we have introduced you to over the last few months.

Teaching physics certainly has its challenges, but it is one of the most rewarding careers you could pursue. People choose to teach physics for a number of different reasons, but they all have a few things in common: a genuine passion for physics and an enthusiasm for teaching.

If our Scholarship blogs have inspired you to take a closer look at teaching, you’ll find plenty of information on our website.  And who knows, this time next year it could be you we feature here…