This weekend we had an open day on site and went up to Burlington House, London for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Meet the Universities event.These events are run each year and provide those thinking about doing chemistry at university the opportunity to chat to many universities under one roof. We usually take one of our undergraduate students along with us as they can give an honest view of what it is like to be a student with us. Georgia has just finished the first year of Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences and was able to talk about that initial transition of moving town and the change from A level Study. If you missed us we’ll be at the northern event this coming Saturday (27th June) in Sheffield, it’s not too late to register. There’ll also be useful talks to help you prepare your UCAS application.
This weekend, on Saturday 20th June, we have two events where you can come say hello and find out more about our courses. We have an open day at the university itself, where you can chat to our current students, meet some staff and have a look round the department. Find out more info Here.
We are also attending the Royal Society of Chemistry Meet the Universities event in London at Burlington House. Here you can find all the universities offering chemistry courses and get some information about going to university and the UCAS application system. It’s a great place to get an idea of what is on offer around the country in the chemistry area. Details from the Royal Society of Chemistry here.
If you can’t make either of those then we are up in Sheffield at the Northern Meet the Universities event on 27th June. Details from the Royal Society of Chemistry as before
All of our final year students have now finished their exams and are off to start the next step in their lives. The staff in the chemistry division would like to congratulate them on their hard work and enthusiasm during the time they were with us. I know they are all waiting eagerly for their results now and I am sure they will reflect the effort they have put in. We got some great work out of them in their projects, some of which will be used within journal articles currently being written. It has been a very successful year for our undergraduates.
This year is the first year we have two chemistry degrees graduating. They have often worked alongside each other as well as following their particular chemistry interests.
First up is our very successful BSc(hons)Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences course. These students often go on to populate labs in pharmaceutical companies or onto further study doing Masters courses and PhDs. This year will be no exception.
Then we have our first cohort of the BSc(hons) Chemistry course. Numbers were a little light in the final year as many of this first cohort went off on placement this year, we’ll see them again next year when we welcome them back.
Congratulations to all, we have enjoyed helping you develop as scientists and wish you the very best in whatever the future holds for you.
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A few sighs of relief and celebrations as our Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences and Chemistry (geochemistry route) students took their last exam today. The Biochemistry route Chemists still have to wait until Tuesday but I am sure they will join the celebrations then. Well done you’ve all worked so hard this year.
Here are some nice pictures from the CH349 trip to the Imperial College Reactor Centre at Silwood Park. The top picture is us all kitted out on top of a reactor after a dummy defueling operation while the bottom picture shows us standing outside looking pleased with ourselves afterwards (bottom). Many thanks to Trevor Chambers and his team for being fantastic hosts. A good time was had by all!