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

By Jo M | 28 Oct, 2014 | 2 Comments
John - 2014 Scholar

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 […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back….

By Jo M | 29 Sep, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte - 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

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 […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David…..

By Joe W | 31 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments
David, IOP Teacher Training Scholar

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. […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph………

By Joe W | 6 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 IOP Scholar, 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 […]

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 Comment

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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