Reviews and awards
Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The Department is a member of the Pi-CETL collaboration of three university physics departments with a track record in teaching and learning innovation.
The Physics Innovations CETL is the only Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Physics. It was funded for 5 years (2005-2010) by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Pi-CETL involved collaboration between the Open University and the Universities of Leicester and Reading, and focused on curriculum innovation, the use of modern technology, the development of personal and professional skills, positioning physics in a broader scientific context and widening access.
Queen's Anniversary Prize
The University of Leicester is one of only small number of universities to have won the highly prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education on more than one occasion.
These prizes are awarded for excellence in research and teaching.
In 1994 we celebrated winning the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our work in Physics and Astronomy. Leicester is home to the biggest University-based space research group in Europe. The prize citation reads: "World-class teaching, research and consultancy programme in astronomy and space and planetary science fields. Practical results from advanced thinking".
The University was chosen from 200 universities and colleges that entered the prestigious national awards scheme.