Recent PhD graduate Nicola Bell has been accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a result of the teaching experience she gained during her doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry.
Nicola was one of the first recipients of the PhD development scholarship in Teaching in Higher Education, a precursor to the Principals development scholarships, which provides for PhD students to gain experience tutoring and lecturing have involvement in designing courses, writing and marking exams.
The School of chemistry was voted Best School at last night's EUSA Teaching Awards. The awards are voted for by students, with over 2,500 nominations being received this year. This is the second time in 4 years that Chemistry has come out top.
A great achievement and recognition for the fantastic effort from so many in the School!
Sara Schmidt has continued our long tradition of success with the Salters' Graduate Prize Awards. She has been awarded a 2014 Salters' Graduate Prize - the 18th time in a row that a student from SoC has won one of these prestigious awards.
Alan Nichol has been awarded the Salters' Graduate Prize for 2012. This is the 16th time in a row that we have won the prize! Very well done to Alan and let's hope we can keep up the tradition next year!
Adam Bennett, a second-year undergraduate student, has received one of just four ??600 bursaries as part of the inaugural 1st Formations Business Scholarship Programme, which rewards managerial aptitude and entrepreneurial initiative.
Adam wowed scholarship judges with his broad business background and clear managerial ability. He is currently working towards a degree in Medicinal Chemistry ??? after which time he plans to develop a unique coffee-delivery business.
Sara Schmidt, a first year PhD student in the Bradley Group, met with Biology teachers last week at Tynecastle High School in Edinburgh to help them learn more about stem cell research and how they can extend this knowledge to their classrooms.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) reviews the delivery, content and quality of the School???s degrees every 5 years in order to maintain accreditation of our degree programmes, and 2014 was renewal year for us. The process culminated with a visit by a panel of academics and RSC staff in November to discuss our submission.
We held our summer graduation ceremony on Saturday the 28th of June. Students, family and staff were all in attendance to witness the culmination of years of hard work.
You can get a flavour of the event from the pictures below.