Chemistry taster session

This taster session gives A Level chemists a taste of what it’s like to study Chemistry at university.

Chemistry taster day
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Chemistry for a sustainable future


When: Tuesday 26 October, 9:15-11:00am

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC


Expression of interest form

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

Chemistry has a crucial role to play in creating a sustainable world. Join Dr Jo Buckley (Education Coordinator for the Royal Society of Chemistry) in this online interactive session as she discusses the contributions chemists are making to society, with a particular focus on sustainability and green chemistry.

There will also be a chance for you to find out more about being a chemistry student at The University of Sheffield, and where a degree in chemistry can take you. You will hear from some of our current students, our expert careers guide, and a member of our admissions team, who will all be on hand to answer any questions you might have about studying chemistry at university.  

Schedule 

Time Activity
9:15am Log in and get comfortable
9:30am Welcome and introductions to the University
9:40am Interactive session with Dr Jo Buckley
10:40am 'Being a chemistry student' – Q&A
10:55am Closing remarks

Medicinal chemistry - Analysing and modelling aspirin

When: Wednesday 17 November, 4:00-5:45pm 

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment. 


This session is now full. 

Expression of interest form

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

Chemists use lots of clever tools to test and analyse their samples. In this online interactive session, Dr Jo Buckley (Education Coordinator for the Royal Society of Chemistry) will explore how we can use infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to understand the structure of pharmaceutical molecules. You'll also discuss some novel (and surprising) everyday uses of spectroscopy.

There will also be a chance for you to find out more about being a chemistry student at The University of Sheffield, and where a degree in chemistry can take you. You will hear from some of our current students, a careers guide, and a member of our admissions team, who will all be on hand to answer any questions you might have about studying chemistry at university.

Schedule 

Time Activity
4:00pm Log in and get comfortable
4:15pm Welcome and introductions to the University
4:25pm Interactive session with Dr Jo Buckley
5:25pm 'Being a chemistry student' – Q&A
5:40pm Closing remarks

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk.

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