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 students studying physics across the region.
The 2018 edition took place on the 19th of June and saw 26 year 10 students from 16 local secondary schools being formally and publicly recognise for their excellence and efforts in physics.
This year Professor Rebecca Strachan welcomed the nominees and their guests to the University, and reflected on her own career path from chemistry to digital learning. This was followed by a lecture on the effects of the Sun on Earth by Professor James Mclaughlin.
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.
Below, you will find photos of the event, as well as quotes from teachers about their students’ nominations.