What is School advice: Definition and 43 Discussions

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, school governors are the overseers of a school. In state schools, they have three main functions:
Giving the school a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.They are the largest volunteer force in the country.

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  1. Falgun

    Schools University Search for a Physics Major

    I will be applying to schools for a physics major in about a year or so. And so far my list of Unis consists of ridiculously competitive schools. Of course I realize that this is not realistic for most if not all people. I know about the extraordinary schools like MIT, Princeton, etc. But I was...
  2. vassalloef

    Physics graduate school advice

    Hello everyone, I'm a first-year international student at Denison University double-majoring in physics and mathematics (or that's at least the plan). I'm currently taking my second course in undergraduate physics here and at the same time a course in linear algebra and differential equations...
  3. Destroxia

    Physics Post-Bachelor's Struggles: Navigating the Job Market as a Physics Graduate

    I've graduated from college about 4 months ago with a B.S. in Physics, and a minor in Mathematics. I've applied to so many jobs I lost count, Physics Jobs, MechE jobs, EE Jobs, SystemsE, SoftwareE, etc. I've interviewed at maybe 3 places only so far, and from those interviews they informed my...
  4. A

    Schools Graduate school program

    I’m currently trying to decide which of the following schools to attend: Ohio state University Indiana University Florida State University I would like to go into nuclear or high energy physics. I’ve contacted the schools and I had great interviews with the professors and I enjoyed the...
  5. L

    Schools Did I make the wrong choice? - Grad School Advice

    My undergraduate degrees are in math and physics, but I decided to apply for graduate school in engineering (specifically environmental engineering). I was lucky enough to be accepted to almost all of the programs I applied to, but I only received one research position offer (that would pay for...
  6. LoganB

    Automotive Engineering advice

    Hello, my name is Logan and I'm looking to go into automotive engineering(in the long run). I'm currently in high school and I am doing the middle college program which will allow me to graduate with a general associates degree. A few of my dads friends told me about an apprenticeship-type...
  7. Magna Curiositate

    Biology Road to becoming a Botanist?

    Hi there, I was hoping I could get some advice to get on a path to become a Botanist, specifically one the deals in the Genetics Engineering of new Plants (not Pharming but something along the lines of creating new breeds of plant for consumption). I feel this is what I want to do with my life...
  8. C

    Courses AS Level Struggles: Should I Drop Physics?

    I've just started my AS levels at a new school in a different area. My previous school was a pretty average state school and my new school is incredibly competitive which is a massive shock to the system (I've gone from being one of the top students to a little fish in a big pond ahaha). I was...
  9. P

    Schools Graduate School Advice: Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering?

    Hello, Sorry for the longer post, but I would appreciate any advice offered. I have been reading this site ever since starting my undergrad in physics, first time posting. I am posting as I have been having trouble gather info/opinions on a situation I find myself in and am looking for...
  10. Liam C

    Admissions What are the chances of getting into an Ivy School from CA

    I live in Canada but I want to go to a university in the US after I graduate HS. Does anyone have any experience similar to this? What are my chances of getting into an Ivy league school compared to those who already live in the U.S? Any data, statistics, personal or secondhand experience...
  11. P

    Schools Graduate School Advice: Need Help and Guidance

    Hello, I am in a situation and need some guidance and help and would appreciate your input. So I graduated May 2015 from a state school with Astrophysics bachelors and applied for graduate school for Fall 2016. Here are all my scores - Overall GPA - Less than 3.3 PGRE - Less than 600 GRE...
  12. 3

    Schools Would choosing UC Santa Cruz over better schools be bad?

    Right now I've got a 4.0 after taking all of calculus and about half my physics and computer science requirements. I'm almost positive I'll be able to get into some better schools but Santa Cruz is where id really like to live. I'm just curious what other people think and how set behind I might...
  13. toforfiltum

    Schools Small school or Large school?

    Hi all, I've applied to some unis in the States and heard back from them. Now I have problem deciding between two completely opposite schools. At the time I applied, I don't really know what I wanted to do, though I chose engineering. I'm still undecided now. I got accepted to Macalester, which...
  14. B

    Course selection for next semester

    I got to choose 2 lessons from these 3 for optional courses. I'm studying mechanical engineering. Which ones are the most important in your opinion? Available options are: 1) Thermodynamics II 2) Material Science II 3) Technical drawing II with CAD software ( teaches Solidworks previous year...
  15. toforfiltum

    Some help in engineering school options in US

    Firstly, hi :smile:. I'm currently an A Level student in Malaysia, for a year and will be finishing next June. So, now is the time to apply to universities, and I'm rather lost. Actually that is an understatement.:-p I still don't know what I want to do with my life but I still got to have a...
  16. Moelf

    How's UC Santa Barbra undergrad in term high-energy physics?

    I'm an applying high school student. I know something about the field so don't worrying talking about the subject itself just assume I know how research works. I want to know how does it feel like to be a student in UCSB physics department if you want to have high-energy particle physics as...
  17. K

    What should people know about becoming a patent attorney?

    I have a few questions I am currently pursuing a degree in EE and want to attend Law school to become a Patent attorney. 1. What is the difference between IP law and Patent law? 2. You mentioned that it was hard to get a job in the field back in a post from 2012, have you noticed an increase...
  18. S

    Schools Finding Fulfillment and Graduate School Advice for Math-Related Majors

    I am afraid I made the wrong major choice. Currently I will be entering my senior year of a Civil Engineering b.s. with a concentration in structural engineering. And now that my program is coming to an end, I realized its not what I thought it is. Its too much picking through laws and...
  19. M

    Schools Medical Physics: Grad School Advice

    Hi, I was hoping to apply to some of the graduate programs in Medical Physics this fall and needed some advice/suggestions for the same. It would be great if someone could help me out with the following issues: Is it a good idea to consider only the CAMPEP accredited programs? If I...
  20. M

    Schools Grad School Advice - Physics Undergrad

    Hey guys, I'm currently a physics major and graduating in a year, so I'm starting to apply for grad schools. I have a 3.4 GPA from Ga Tech and a certificate in astrophysics. I've done some optical research and done 1.5 years as an intern for the DoD. Do you guys have any advice for good...
  21. O

    Schools Graduate School Advice: Control Theory vs. Optoelectronics vs. Electromagnetics

    Hey everyone. I'm hoping to get some advice from you guys. I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering. I am currently applying for graduate schools and for graduate fellowships (everything is mostly due mid-December). I plan to pursue a PhD. The only problem is, I'm not entirely sure which...
  22. V

    Nuclear engineering grad school advice and future

    I am from India and i have a bachelors in mechanical engineering. I have recently given my GRE and TOEFL with scores of 313/340 (161-quant & 152-verbal & 3.5-AWA) in gre & 110/120 in TOEFL. I am planning for MS and probably PHD in nuclear engineering. I am not interested in either hydraulics or...
  23. M

    Schools Grad School Advice: Get Expert Tips & Improve Stats

    Hello, I wanted to simply post all my current stats and get some recommendations on physics grad schools or how I can improve in the time I have left before I apply. Any help is greatly appreciated. Junior->Senior ~3.5 gpa physics 630 PGre retaking but we'll see 2 publishings and...
  24. C

    Schools Robotics graduate school advice

    I would like to pursue a graduate degree, and I am set to graduate in Fall 2012. I would love if someone could give me a little advice tailored towards my current situation and goals. Please and thank you! Here's my story... I'm a computer engineering student entering my fifth year at...
  25. A

    Schools Grad School Advice Please help

    Grad School Advice!Please help! Ok so is it an advantage for me to take graduate courses with my undergrad courses and graduate with 17 credits each semester or should I take it easy with 14 credits because taking graduate courses in my research area of interest (the area i will apply to for a...
  26. K

    Schools Grad School Advice: Boost Chances w/ Low GPA

    Hello, I'm hoping to receive some advice on boosting my chances to get into grad school. I'm planning on apply for either geophysics or atmospheric sciences. I'll explain a bit more but In addition to any advice I'd also like to know if it would even be feasible for me to apply. Currently...
  27. N

    Boost Your Chances for Graduate School: GPA, GRE Scores & Research Experience

    3.11 GPA BSME 1230 GRE (740 Q 490 V) 3.3 last 2 years 1 year paid research, NSF funded research project. Acknowledge on a state report as a result of some of the research. Working with 2 professors currently with research. 1 deals with energy, the other is a project that is giving me...
  28. H

    Schools EE undergrad looking for grad school advice

    Hello PF, I'm currently an undergrad electrical engineering student at a large state university. I am hoping very much to go to graduate school, either for further development of my EE skills, or for something different such as economics. My situation is this: I will be a fifth-year senior...
  29. L

    Engineering Career and school advice for a recently graduated mechanical engineer

    This straddles the line between academic and career guidance, so I picked what I think it's more of. First, some background: I just received my BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland. I have good grades and (I think, at least) good summer job/research experience. Yet...
  30. N

    Schools Chemist ISO Grad school advice: Applied physics? International vs. US?

    Hello all. I am a currently working as a chemist (University of Delaware B.Sc. Chemistry 2010) in the US and have been sorting through my options for graduate school. My original plan was to work toward a M.Sc. in Applied Physics at the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain, and to follow that...
  31. E

    Schools Grad School Advice -- Physics MS or PhD?

    I am going to be majoring in Engineering Physics at the School of Mines in Colorado. I also want to major in CS, seeing as I am a female and already considered worth less than my male counterparts [salary-wise]. I might be thinking ahead, I am taking the required science still to get into a...
  32. E

    Schools Graduate School: Physics PhD Chances for Top 10 Program?

    So... I know nobody will be able to give me a very clear answer to this question, but I was hoping someone out there might be able to give me an idea of how likely I am to get into a top tier physics graduate school (UChicago is my first choice). Anyway, here's all the relevant info about me...
  33. A

    Schools What classes should I take for a pure maths program?

    Hi everyone, I am a rising junior in college. I was in Engineering program before I switched to Maths this semester. My main reason was that I was not intellectually involved in the program that much. So basically I am behind the average Maths major in my school. Right now I am planning my...
  34. S

    Need school advice for specific area of study.

    Hi Physics Forums! I'm brand new here, My name is Randy. I recently decided not to re-up in the army and instead attend collage full time. I'm currently a student at Devry, But I've decided that physics is more than a lifelong hobby, it's something I could do everyday and be a happy and...
  35. A

    Nuclear Engineering graduate school advice?

    I plan to graduate after this year from an undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering. I was torn between nuclear engineering and electrical for undergrad, but I opted for EE with the plan to do NE for graduate school. I learn best in lab settings/hands on, so I am only considering...
  36. R

    Schools Graduate School Advice for Physics & Math Majors

    I'm currently an undergraduate and was wondering what options are out there for graduate school. I have a 3.7 GPA (in math/science/computer science courses) and have done numerous research projects with my advisor in theoretical astrophysics (two minor publications). I have also attended two...
  37. A

    Schools Help Math Grad School Advice

    I am going into my last year at a small private college, which means that my pool for math classes is limited. I have been trying to establish a good base with classes such as Linear Algebra, Diff EQ, Topology, Number Theory, Probability, Modeling, Analysis, Abstract, NonEuclidean, a year long...
  38. C

    Schools Math Grad School Advice: Questions Answered

    I actually have a few questions about grad school, I transferred from a small college in the middle of no where to a larger midrange state university. I spent a year at the smaller college and I have been at this state university for a year and a half. I'll admit, I started majoring in math...
  39. A

    Schools Grad School Advice: Applying to Physics Programs

    Hey everyone, So, here I am, going over my grad apps and making sure that I've got everything together. Want to make sure I'm not shooting too high or anything. About me: Undergrad: State School with unrecognized physics dept. GPA: 3.76 PHYS: 3.86 GRE VERBAL: 570...
  40. N

    Schools Graduate School Advice Needed: Where to Apply with my stats & backup schools

    Graduate School Advice Needed: Where to Apply with my stats & "backup" schools As an undergraduate I've studied engineering physics. It seems in general that graduate students in engineering have a lower gpa than those in physics or math. I have since decided I would like to do physics...
  41. A

    Schools Graduate School Advice for Meteorology Majors

    Hi everybody. I am currently a junior at a college in Maryland. I have finally realized that I want to be a meteorologist or atleast something similiar. I am majoring in physics and I have taken several chemistry classes. I have also taken 1 programming class and 1 statistics class. I really...
  42. S

    Grad School Advice for Astronautical Robotics - Shawn

    I will be starting my Senior year of a Mechanical Engineering degree. I want to go to grad school. I really want to find a program that is based on robotics in an astronautical environment i don't think such programs exist anywhere though or if they do i just don't know about them yet. i...
  43. S

    Schools Grad School Advice: Making the Right Decision for a Successful Future

    Hello everyone, I am looking for some advice about a decision I am about to make. I am just finishing up degress in math and physics at U of MN and am starting to look at grad schools for fall 2005. My problem is that I want to incorporate aesthetic beauty into the whole operation. Heres...
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