The Physics Mentoring Project places trained undergraduate and postgraduate students in secondary schools across Wales to mentor and inspire future physicists.
This collaboration between Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities and University of South Wales builds on the established success of the award-winning MFL mentoring project and aims to:
- increase the uptake of post-16 qualifications in physics,
- increase the number of female students choosing to study physics post-16,
- offer classroom experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students and,
- raise aspirations, improve motivation and strengthen the resilience of students studying physics.
The above will be achieved through weekly mentoring sessions with small groups of Year 10-11 pupils over six weeks between February and April 2019. The undergraduate and postgraduate mentors will deliver sessions designed to increase confidence in science and explore physics-related careers and education.
The pilot project is funded by HEFCW to support civic mission and is led and delivered by the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University.