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You provide excellent opportunities for the pupils. Thanks for taking the time to organise these events.

Deborah Webb St Thomas a Becket Catholic College, Wakefield

Chemistry taster days for A-level chemists

Come and join us for a Chemistry Taster Day!

Thursday 29 June 2017

Are you currently in year 12 studying A level chemistry? Are you considering studying Chemistry at university and would like to find out more? Join us for a taster day where you will experience life as an undergraduate chemist by carrying out practical experiments in our teaching labs, exploring the campus and speaking to current staff and students in the School of Chemistry.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

09.45: Arrival and registration

10.00: Welcome and introduction. After an introduction to the day, we’ll put chemistry into context, outlining some of the research carried out here at Leeds and its impact on our everyday lives.

10.15: Lab session. Gain valuable practical skills as you synthesise and analyse paracetamol. Techniques include weighing and mixing reagents, refluxing, vacuum filtration and recrystallization, as well as analysis using melting point, thin layer chromatography and infra-red spectroscopy (IR)

12.00: Lunch and campus trail

13.00: Drug design workshop

14.00: Leeds loves Chemistry! Hear from a current undergraduate chemistry student about their experience of studying Chemistry at Leeds

14.30: Depart

Important information

This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided

You must be coming to the end of year 12 and studying A level chemistry

You must have permission to attend from your teacher and parent/guardian

All visitors must abide by our health & safety procedures. Lab coats, safety spectacles and any other personal protective equipment will be provided

Participants are expected to make their own way to and from the University, however travel bursaries may be available for those that meet our access criteria.

How to book

Please complete this application form to book your place. 

Please submit applications by 22nd May 2017.

All enquiries can be directed to