More about Hayley
"I teach in a secondary school. Teaching is a very rewarding career and there have been many highlight’s since I began. If I were to choose one it would be the grand opening of the Malcolm Parry Observatory in January 2012. We worked very hard to plan the project and obtain the necessary funding so it was wonderful to see everything come together for the opening night which also coincided with BBC Stargazing Live. We had lots of support from Dr Daniel Brown at NTU who advised us on many aspects of the project and has visited the school many times to do activities with students and members of the public.
"My degree helped me to build my knowledge and enthusiasm for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The guidance and enthusiasm of the staff in the NTU Physics department helped to ensure that I enjoyed my degree and achieved my potential.
"If I was to offer one piece of advice to prospective students it would be study the subject that you enjoy the most as this will lead to the most fulfilling career."
Hayley won the Royal Astronomical Societies’ Patrick Moore Medal in 2014. This is the highest national award that can be bestowed upon a secondary school teacher in this field.