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Events for Schools

Please note:  We are working on our event listing for 2019, as soon as the dates are available they will be added to the list of events below.

Top of the Bench competition, 24th January

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.

GCSE Chemistry Revision, April 15-24

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

GCSE Physics and Biology Revision, April

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

Salters Festival of Chemistry - 9th April

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.

UCAS Fair at Bangor University – 11th April 

Bangor University are hosting a UCAS Fair, for more information please see: https://www.ucas.com/events/north-west-wales-higher-education-exhibition-339466

Schools Analyst Competition- 11th April 

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.  This year’s programme will include a chance for your students to visit the UCAS Fair being held on campus on the same day.

Chemistry Pharmaceutical, 16th and 17th January

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

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanrwust, 2nd-10th August

Chemistry will be represented by our staff and students in the Science Pavilion, come along and get involved in science activities which will be fun for all the family.

Talent Opportunities Programme (TOPS) schools visit

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

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.

UCAS Visit days 2019:

Wednesday 20th February

Saturday 23rd February

Sunday 24th March

For further information on these events please email chemistry@bangor.ac.uk.