2017 Schools Events Programme

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Bilingual Interactive Periodic Table

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Events for Schools

Top of the Bench competition, October 2016 – January 2017

This exciting national chemistry competition involves competing in a regional final (Bangor) which is a Chemistry themed quiz competition. Each school will be allowed to enter one team comprising two year 9, one year 10 and one year 11 pupils. Regional winners will be invited to take part in the UK National Final.

Bangor Science Festival, 10 - 19 March 2017

The University’s “Bangor Science Festival” is held during British Science Week. Entertaining and thought provoking activities are being planned to appeal to all ages. For more details please see the Bangor Science Festival web site.

GCSE Chemistry Revision - Welsh Medium (Year 10), 10 April 2017

Help with GCSE Revision. These sessions are arranged by Manon Owain, please contact m.owain@bangor.ac.uk for further details.

GCSE Chemistry Revision - English Medium (Year 11) , 11 April 2017

Help with GCSE Revision. These sessions are arranged by Manon Owain, please contact m.owain@bangor.ac.uk for further details.

GCSE Chemistry Revision – Bilingual (Year 11), 12 April 2017

Help with GCSE Revision. These sessions are arranged by Manon Owain, please contact m.owain@bangor.ac.uk for further details.

Physics and Biology GCSE Revision April 2017

These sessions are arranged by Manon Owain, please contact m.owain@bangor.ac.uk for further details.

Salters Festival of Chemistry 3rd May 2017

The Salters’ festival of Chemistry is an initiative of the Salters Institute, who’s aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. This event is for years 7 and 8.

Schools Analyst Competition, 5th May 2017 - "Event is full"

Regional heat of the Royal Society of Chemistry “Schools Analyst Competition”. Teams are required to undertake various practical analytical determinations based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. Each competition aims to provide some familiar and unfamiliar tasks. In this way, it is hoped that the competitors will learn new skills, as well as demonstrate their existing knowledge, skills and aptitude for analytical science.

Chemistry Pharmaceutical, 4th and 5th July 2017

Approximately 35,000 metric tonnes of Aspirin are produced and consumed annually, enough to make over 100 billion standard aspirin tablets every year. Nowadays aspirin is not only used as a pain killer but has also been proposed as effective in reducing the incidence of heart disease. This practical workshop will run on two days with the same programme each day and will include:

  • An introduction for Year 12 students to the synthesis of one of the oldest medicines, aspirin.
  • Analysis of the purity of aspirin using specialist techniques not used in school. This year’s event includes a Spectroscopy session. Here students will be introduced to MS, IR and NMR spectroscopy, preparing them for the Organic A level module in Year 13.Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

(SIAS) is a new initiative at the School of Chemistry in collaboration with HE STEM and the RSC. The project brings spectroscopy to schools and colleges. UV/Visible and FTIR Spectrometers are now available with trained chemistry postgraduate students and tested activities to allow students to get hands on experience of these techniques in their own classrooms. Funding has been allocated for 15 schools on a first come first served basis. Please indicate class size when contacting us on sias@bangor.ac.uk.

Private Schools Visits

We will happily host small bespoke visits for your school to view and understand more about our lab equipment and the latest analytical technology.

Work Experience Year 12, July 2016

We have a number of places for work experience for year 12 students interested in Chemistry. Work experience at the University is now arranged via a special team, please see here.

RSC Educational Coordinator for Wales

The Royal Society of Chemistry Regional Co-ordinator for chemistry activities is now based at the School of Chemistry at Bangor. The RSC is very keen to involve the general public in non-academic science as well as engaging with would-be science teachers and current teachers of science at Primary and Secondary school levels. Workshops for fun chemistry sessions are all available free of charge for Primary and Secondary schools. The RSC also runs CPD courses for teachers. To book your session please get in touch with Delwen De Jong. More information is available here.

School of Chemistry 2017 UCAS Days

This year's UCAS day dates are:

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017
  • Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  • Saturday 25th February 2017
  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  • Wednesday 5th April 2017

To register for one of our UCAS days please contact us directly on chem.ucas@bangor.ac.uk