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Adam gave a very interesting talk/workshop last Friday and we were very grateful to him. The students found the session informative and helpful with their understanding of chiral molecules.

Peter Northfield St Peter's School, York
Events for schools

Science into schools modules

Year group: Y7-13
Dates: October to April

Undergraduate students are placed within your school or college with a remit to act as a role model and help organise chemistry or physics activities within the school e.g. through lessons or extra-curricular clubs. The student will organise a science-based project with the aim of promoting the excitement of chemistry and physics to secondary school students.

Please contact us for further information.

Science into schools module

Royal Society of Chemistry lecture for schools

Year group: Y9 - Y11
Date:  Mon 11 December 2017
Time(s): 11-12 or 13:30-14:30

Building Nature's Robots – Prof Mark Lorch (University of Hull)

Proteins are the chemical micro-machines that control all living organisms. They are the gatekeepers, messengers, factories and defence systems within us all. We will take a look at the amazing and still mysterious processes that proteins use to build themselves and what happens when proteins go rogue.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Christmas lecture

Leeds Festival of Science

Year group: Y5-13
Date: 4th - 31st March 2017

Every year the University welcomes over 3000 school pupils from all over the region to take part in a wide variety of fun-filled science activities. Ranging from workshops on slime to panning for gold, there is so much going on! Try your hand at rocket science or investigate forensics, explore the latest hot topics from climate change to animal experiments.

All the events are designed to inspire an interest in science, mathematics and engineering and to show that exploring the world around you can be an exciting and rewarding activity.

Further information can be found here.

Leeds festival of science

Salters' Festival of Chemistry

Year group: Y7-8
Date: 16th May 2017
Maximum participants: One team of four pupils per school

The Salters' Festival of Chemistry is a 1 day event run in collaboration with the Salters' Institute and the School of Chemistry. Schools are invited to nominate a team of four Y7 pupils to take part in a range of wet bench top Chemistry experiments. During the day, the team will take part in various activities and compete for prizes. The day aims to broaden pupils' interest in chemistry through exciting practical work and fascinating applications.

See Salters' web pages for more details.

Salters festival of chemistry

Chemistry A level practical sessions

Year group: Y12
Dates: 26th - 29th June 2017

Students get to experience a day in the life of an undergraduate chemist by taking part in chemistry practical work in our teaching labs and finding out more about the research carried out at Leeds.

Further information can be found here

Chemistry 6th Form Practical Sessions