Tanja Holc has just finished year 1 of her MPhys Astrophysics degree. During the summer she completed a number of personal development courses, and used these to earn credits through the University’s Student-Led, Individually-Centred Courses (SLICC). Find out more about this scheme, and about the skills and techniques Tanja developed.
Sara, a 3rd year Theoretical Physics student from Germany, explains how she enjoyed learning foreign languages at the University of Edinburgh, and reflects on how this could help her in her future physics career
Find out about year 3 student Maxim Oweyssi’s experience undertaking a teach physics internship in London through The Ogden Trust.
As far as my internship goes, if someone asked me a few years ago, whether I see myself teaching children, my answer would be a decisive no: “because I want to do research” I would say. However, after having the chance to prepare and teach lessons on my own, I have to admit that there is something intriguing about the prospect of becoming a teacher. Putting aside the altruistic aspect of contributing towards the knowledge of future generations, I found the actual work fulfilling. There is something immensely satisfying about that “aha” moment when your students finally understand a new concept – they have that Archimedean eureka look in their eyes.