Nigel Emsley

BSc (Hons), PGCE

Why study science? Apart from the excellent career prospects you’ll benefit from by developing the analytical and problem-solving skills employers crave, science helps us understand the world around us. It drives technological advances and gives us the tools we need to tackle the global challenges of the 21st Century. 

Growing up in the Yorkshire countryside with its spectacular limestone scenery kindled within me both a passion for the great outdoors as well as the natural sciences. At school, I was fortunate to have been inspired by a dedicated teacher whose passion for the geological sciences encouraged me to follow a similar path in science and education.  

After completing my degree in Engineering Geology in 2003, I worked for a time as a geotechnical site engineer, allowing me to travel throughout the UK whilst supervising site investigations for civil engineering projects. After returning to university, where I studied Physics for a year before undertaking my PGCE, I settled down to start a family and career in teaching. 

With over 15 years of teaching experience in Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE and Physics to A level, I have gained an in-depth knowledge of the syllabi and an understanding of exam-style questioning. I have a genuine passion for Science and aim to share this by engaging, exciting and inspiring my students.  

I love to spend my free time in the great outdoors; camping, hiking and getting out and about on the water, wild swimming (regardless of season!), canoeing and, more recently, stand-up paddle boarding. That’s if I don’t get distracted by fossil hunting and reading the geological history of the beachside cliffs on my way to the waterfront!

Subjects: Science