Final year research project submission day

Jaspreet (BSc(hons) Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences) and Lorraine (BSc(hons) Chemistry) submitting their dissertations for binding

Charis and Emily (both BSc(hons) Chemistry) submitting their projects to our friendly school office staff member Matt

This morning our final year BSc and third year MChem students are submitting their research project dissertations. They have been working hard in the lab all year doing some fantastic innovative and challenging research.  The final challenge is a defence of their work by oral viva voce exam, but we’ll give them a couple of weeks break before that!

In the meantime they will enjoy ChemSoc’s night out in celebration of submitting their work (and the second year’s analytical validation report) and continue to work hard on their other modules. The end is in sight now though, well done to all of you!

Goodbye final year students

Chemistry Division 2015

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.

PCS 2015

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.

chemistry 2015

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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Final year projects

Our final year project students are entering the final phase of practical work after a busy couple of weeks. The students spent an intensive week in the lab concentrating on their practical work and advancing their projects on considerably. This culminated in presenting their work so far to their peers and supervisors this morning. Well done to all.

Chemistry is not always about the lab though and a couple did manage to escape for a day to collect water samples at the local marinas. Matt and Oli visited Shoreham, Brighton and Newhaven marinas to gather samples to test on the electrochemical sensors they have been developing this year.

Some analysis was done in the field to get characteristics of the water


Last samples of the day and two happy, and cold, students returned with the samples to the lab