£20K boost for physics student

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A STUDENT has received a prestigious £20,000 scholarship to complete her transition from property law to physics teacher.

Sarah Hutton, from Eckington, is one of two Sheffield Hallam University students who have received the scholarship from the Institute of Physics after rigorous assessment.

The 31-year-old has just completed a special course in physics before she starts a PGCE teaching qualification in the subject in September.

Sarah, who also has a masters degree in genetic epidemiology, began her career as a patent attorney but made a career switch after starting a family.

She said: “I applied for the funding because I didn’t have anything to lose. It’s fantastic to receive this financial support as I continue my studies.”

Post-graduate student Harry Fitzwilliam-Pipe, 23, also received the £20,000 scholarship.