The team responsible for organising this year’s University of Edinburgh Chemistry Ball have raised £740.65 for local homelessness charity Social Bite. Using prizes kindly donated by the Balmoral Hotel, the group of final year students organised a raffle to raise funds for the charity.
We recently held our prizegiving ceremony for undergraduates, recognising the achievements and excellence of our students. The full list of winners is below.
Well done to everyone!
2017 Chemistry 1 Prize and Crum Brown Medal
Awarded to most distinguished student in Chemistry 1A/C1B
- Finlay Clark
2017 Chemistry 2 Prize and Class Medal
Awarded for excellence in Chemistry 2
Corrie Scott, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has been announced as one of the first 31 athletes for the Scotland team heading to the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018.
Corrie won bronze in the 50m breaststroke at the last Games in Glasgow.
Congratualtions to Corrie!
The School of Chemistry is to abandon traditional lectures and tutorials for one week in February. From the 20th of February we will explore new ways of teaching and give students a chance to expand their skills and confidence to prepare for employment.
You can also find details of other Innovative Learning Week activities in the College of Science and Engineering
Yvonne Wiseman, a 1st year chemistry student, was on the Scottish Team that won the Lady Milne Trophy at the weekend (the home nations championship for women's teams in bridge). Yvonne is one of the youngest-ever members of a winning team in that competition. Yvonne will also represent Scotland in the European Championships in Dublin later this year. Well done Yvonne!
The School of Chemistry has been ranked joint fourth in the most recent Complete University Guide.
We rose one place and, along with St Andrews, are ranked the best School of Chemistry in Scotland. The league table rates Schools based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.
The School of Chemistry recently ran a Chemical Cultures event. This was designed to bring together our staff and students from different countries and showcase food and drink from each.
Fifteen different countries were represented at the food stalls and around ten teams took part in the quiz in what proved to a be a vibrant and successful evening.
We look forward to hosting more in the future!
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.