Every year NUSTEM is pleased to host the School Physicist of the Year Awards, proudly sponsored by the Ogden Trust, to celebrate the talent of exceptional physics students from across the region.
The 2019 awards ceremony took place on Thursday 20th of June 2019 at Northumbria University and saw 21 year 10 students from 13 local secondary schools being formally and publicly recognise for their excellence and efforts in physics. Teachers were asked to write a short paragraph regarding their nominations:
The student has truly shown their resilience this year and should be immensely proud of their achievements in the face of adversity. Despite missing many lessons due to illness, they are still one of the top achievers for the year and shows an excellent attitude towards their work
Physics teacher, Duke’s School, Northumberland
Professor John Woodward welcomed the nominees and their guests to the University, and reflected on the importance of physics in it own research as a physical geographer investigating ice sheets in Antartica. This was followed by a lecture on the Sun’s magnetic field by Dr Stephane Regnier.
Across the UK, 25 School Physicist of the Year events take place annually, with more than 600 students recognised for their achievement and effort in physics, including many Year 6 primary students.
At the bottom of the page, you will find photos of our 2019 celebration event. The date of 2020 edition of SPOTY will be confirmed in January 2020.