Support if you work in higher education
We’ve put together a list of resources and projects you may find useful if you work in higher education plus information on our degree accreditation and recognition.
Degree accreditation and recognition
Our accreditation of physics degrees and recognition of interdisciplinary and combined science degrees are important parts of our support for higher education.
We facilitate the following networks with the aim of bringing together individuals in university departments to share experience and learning. Each group meets a number of times per year and agendas are set in discussion with network members.
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- Admissions tutors for physics degrees
- Directors of teaching and learning (or equivalents) responsible for an overview of physics degrees
- Heads of physics in the UK and Ireland. Or email [email protected] to find out more.
- PhD supervisors working with students studying in all fields of physics, geophysics or astrophysics
This project recognises and rewards university departments and companies that have taken action to address the under-representation of women in physics.
Expanding Conceptual Understanding in Physics (ECUIP)
ECUIP is a collaborative project with the long-term aim of improving physics graduates’ conceptual understanding in Newtonian mechanics and electricity and magnetism.
The motivation for this project is a concern by some academics, teacher training providers and others that physics graduates sometimes lack a deep understanding of basic concepts.
Who is involved in the project?
The project group consists of physics departments across the UK and Ireland.
The physics departments involved used a range of assessment instruments to test the conceptual understanding of their students at various stages of their education.
Currently the research questions of the project are being investigated using assessment data collected since 2016 together with qualitative research to be conducted in the near future.
The project findings will be shared with the community.
It is anticipated that resources to support teaching and learning will be developed by the project partner group.
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