WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2022
The Future of Physics Teaching – New ways of teaching, assessing and embedding employability and equality
Thursday 30 June 2022, Institute of Physics, London
Chaired by Professor Sir William Wakeham Supported by the Institute of Physics
Recent challenges, including the pandemic and changes within HE, have had a dramatic
impact on undergraduate teaching, future skills needs and the world of work. The IOP’s
recent new research on the critical role of physics skills reveals that while they underpin
productive industries in every part of the UK, there is still significant unmet demand for
these skills, which is impacting employers’ ability to grow and innovate.
In this context, SEPnet and WRIPA hosted a one-day workshop to explore how
physics teaching and assessment can change to equip students from all backgrounds
with the skills and knowledge for future labour markets.
We will hear how the IOP will support academics to make changes to their teaching and
assessment to encourage innovation and meet new accreditation requirements. We will
also share best practice examples, in physics and other disciplines, on how to effectively
embed curricular employability skills and implement equality, diversity and inclusion to
ensure under-represented students realise their career potential.
The new IOP accreditation process – more flexibility in curriculum design
Robyn Henriegel, Accreditation & Professional Standards Manager, Institute of Physics
Effective blended and hybrid learning in HE
Dr Catherine (Kay) Hack, Principal Adviser (Learning & Teaching) Advance-HE
Learning from Engineering
Professor Danielle George, Associate VP & Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, University of Manchester
How we deliver effective online learning
Dr Helen Jane Fraser, Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, School of Physical Sciences, The Open University
How do we assess now?
Dr Nicolas Labrosse, Senior Lecturer (Physics & Astronomy), University of Glasgow
How to implement a physics-related micro placement module into a physics degree
Dr Samantha Pugh, Associate Professor in STEM Education, University of Leeds
How can we diversify our physics intake?
Professor Brad Gibson, Head of the Department of Physics & Mathematics, University of Hull
Working with businesses to improve the employability of under-represented students in STEM
Emily Huns, Head of Careers & Entrepreneurship, University of Sussex