Department of Chemistry Schools and Colleges Programme

We know that learning about chemistry starts well before university – that's why we run a number of activities to support learning in schools and colleges for all age groups, ranging from laboratory classes and spectroscopic workshops to careers advice. Our dedicated schools laboratory was set up in 2007, and was the first of its kind in a UK university.

Our modern and fully equipped science laboratory is suitable for students ranging from years 3 - 13, to conduct experiments up to Key Stage 5. 

Upcoming Events: 

Friday 10 March 2017 4-8pm Discovery Night

Wednesday 7 June 2017  Salters' Festival


Our world-class teachers and lecturers offer a programme of workshops and practical laboratory sessions, delivered either here at the university or at your school. All of these activities are completely free and we provide everything we will need.

About our activities

BookingBooking a session

Schools can book sessions all year round and all of the sessions, events and lectures are completely free. Please follow the link below to book a session.

Book a session

VisitorsVisiting us

How to find us, parking information and other things you'll want to know before you come to see us.

Getting here
Planning your visit


We have a dedicated Schools Liaison Team in the Department of Chemistry, and a Faculty outreach team who can help you with other science enquiries.

Schools Liaison Team
Outreach Team