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1. Why hold an Insight into Teaching Physics event in your institution?

1.     Why hold an Insight into Teaching Physics event in your institution?
2.     What is an Insight into Teaching Physics event?
3.     Who might benefit from holding an Insight into Teaching Physics event?
4.     When is the best time to hold an Insight into Teaching Physics event?
5.     How to arrange an Insight into Teaching Physics event
6.     Feedback from IOP events 

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Few undergraduates know exactly what they want to do career-wise, even in their final year. As physics graduates are highly sought-after, recruiters such as accountancy firms, management consultants and engineering companies leap at the opportunity, regularly visiting universities to promote their careers. With engineers having a similar skillset as physicists, they too are bombarded with the same sorts of companies offering various career opportunities.

Having so many visits from the corporate sector, makes it easy for students to overlook teaching as an alternative yet equally exciting and fulfilling career option. So how about flying the flag for physics teaching by visiting the undergraduate physicists and engineers in your university to promote your teacher training options?

If your institution does not have a physics or engineering department, this doesn’t mean that the opportunities are over for you. Investigate your neighbouring institutions. Some do not have education departments, so working together can result in a win-win scenario for both sides.

The IOP regularly holds Insight into Teaching Physics events in physics and engineering departments throughout the UK. The events are well attended, informative and receive great feedback from students. Our experience has enabled us to develop an efficient and thorough plan of attack for organising these sorts of events.

We’re confident that, with the right level of support and planning; you can run your own Insight into Teaching Physics events and that you will find them surprisingly effective and cost-efficient.

Here is our advice for organising your own event.

 

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