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Circuits! in Rwanda

In collaboration with the University of Glasgow, engineering workshops and activities have been delivered in five Rwandan secondary schools.

The programme - called Circuits! - focuses on innovative ways of teaching. Workshops included basic computer programming and diagnostic bio-sensing.

Higher Education Academy Fellows

Congratulations to Dr Mariolino Carta and Euan Doidge who have just become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body which champions teaching excellence.  They work with governments, ministries, universities and individual academics in the UK, and around the globe.

Associate Editor Position for Dr Seery

Dr Michael Seery has been appointed as Associate Editor of Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP), joining editor Prof Keith Taber from the University of Cambridge. 

CERP is the world's leading chemistry education journal, published quarterly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It is a journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners in chemistry education. CERP is free to access thanks to sponsorship by the RSC's Education Division. 

Advanced Higher Practical Days

The school of chemistry welcomed 130 new Advanced Higher chemistry students from 11 different schools to our labs between the 15th and 30th June 2016. The students (and their teachers) worked on a variety of experiments to get their practical chemistry skills off to a great start.

Well done to all, and good luck when the new school year starts!

What the pupils said:

"I have learnt how to do recrystallization, quick titrations, gravimetric analysis, using the heating apparatus."

Higher Education Academy Fellow

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. 

Best School Award

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!