Develop the next generation of physicists and engineers

Gradcracker Summary:

An important message that came out of the webinar is that you don’t need a physics degree to teach physics. It’s a path open to graduates from all STEM disciplines, and if you choose to pursue it, you’ll be in high demand.

We spoke to some of the trainee teachers from the Institute of Physics. It was fascinating to hear their reasons for choosing the profession and what skills they use on a day-to-day basis. We also discussed the fact that, as a teacher, you must wear many different hats – teaching, supporting and inspiring… 

Watch this webinar for a glimpse into the classroom and discover what makes teaching such a rewarding career.

Here’s one of the many kind comments we received…

"The webinar is really great, and I’m so glad that three of our profiled scholars could take part. Very informative and balanced, covering all aspects ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ for the STEM graduates listening." – Fiona Griffiths, Marketing Communications Executive at the Institute of Physics

This webinar was originally broadcast on Thursday, 18th February 2021
Hosted by
Guest speakers
Carla Power
Gradcracker
Sophie Hare-Scott
Gradcracker
Ashleigh Baker
Scholar
Daniel Martin
Scholar
María Sánchez Poncela
Scholar
Institute of Physics webinar highlights
Is teaching for you?
Is teaching for you?
What aspects of your degree have you enjoyed the most? This may help you decide on your future career...
9:35
What year group should I teach?
What year group should I teach?
Trainee teachers from the Institute of Physics explain how they decided what year group they would like to teach.
4:40
Interviews with the IOP
Interviews with the IOP
Trainee teachers from the Institute of Physics describe the interview process, in which they were asked to explain concepts related to physics.
4:06
Applying for a PGCE
Applying for a PGCE
Daniel, Scholar at the Institute of Physics, describes the application process for PGCE courses and Ashleigh gives her top tips on how to prepare.
8:57
What does doing a PGCE involve?
What does doing a PGCE involve?
Scholars from the Institute of Physics reveal what you can expect when completing a PGCE.
5:51
Training at the Institute of Physics
Training at the Institute of Physics
Discover the various training opportunities offered by the Institute of Physics.
7:11
Teaching during the pandemic
Teaching during the pandemic
What does it look like to be a teacher during the pandemic? Daniel, trainee teacher at the Institute of Physics, shares his experiences of working from home.
2:29
Misconceptions around teaching
Misconceptions around teaching
Scholars from the Institute of Physics discuss some of the misconceptions around teaching, including salaries and holidays.
5:20
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