Andrew Tate

Regional Representative: Home Counties & South Coast

Andy has a degree in metallurgy from Manchester University followed by an industrial career in research and production management, mainly in the manufacture of components in precious metals. He then completed a PGCE course in Secondary Science & Physics at Kingston University and worked in four different secondary schools as a physics teacher and Head of Subject. After retiring from teaching in 2013 he has been working for the Engineering Development Trust presenting one-day STEM-based activities to KS3 and KS4 pupils, and is a part-time lecturer at Brunel University on their PGCE Science course. He is the Education Representative on the London & South East organising committee for the IOP and an active member of the Maidenhead Astronomical Society outreach team.