The School of Chemistry's approach to keeping in touch with our students and guiding them through the new challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic have been highlighted in a post on the University of Edinburgh's Covid-19 web pages.
Professor Michael Seery has been nominated for the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Scheme.
The NTF Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. It has been running since 2000.
The results of the nominations will be announced in the summer.
Students from the School of Chemistry had a fantastic opportunity recently to enhance their employability skills and gain insights from staff from multi-national company Reckitt Benckiser. The workshop is part of the ‘Chemistry Concept to Consumer’ series of careers workshops run by Deborah Fowlis and Dr Phil Bailey.
We are pleased to announce that the School of Chemistry (with the support of Afton Chemical) is able to offer up to four fully-funded scholarships for third year, going into their fourth year, undergraduate students. The awards are intended to help students develop academically, make informed career choices and strengthen their career prospects. The scholarships cover eight week scholarship and lab expenses.
Four fully-funded Chemistry Undergraduate Vacation Internships sponsored by Afton Chemical were offered at the School of Chemistry for the duration of eight weeks over the Summer 2019.
The Internships were very competitive this year, we had a large number of applicants. The awards were offered via application followed by the interview process. Successful students completed individual projects of their choice in the following research groups:
Introducing the ceremony, Professor Michael Seery, Director of Teaching in the School, congratulated all winners and noted that the 2019/2020 ceremony was one of special celebration, as the School would be marking both the 100th year since the building of the Joseph Black Building as well as the first graduates of the Chemistry 2020 degree programmes.
Seven students from the School of Chemsitry recently received The Edinburgh Award (Leadership) for Chemistry Community Building. Undergraduate students who held the Edinburgh Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement and postgraduate taught and research students were eligible to take part.
This year the following students achieved the award:
Matthew Markham, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has achieved 2nd place in the UK in the International Quant Championship.
The International Quant Championship is a global, quantitative finance competition takes place on WorldQuant’s intuitive, web-based simulation platform, WebSim, an online environment where users can translate ideas for predicting the movement of financial markets. This year saw over 20,000 participant enter, representing 3,000 universities across 140 countries.